Who knew New Yorkers would get so excited about punctuation? This dude’s been getting lots of praise for the appropriate use of a semicolon on a subway poster that reads, “Please put it in a trash can; that’s good news for everyone.” Grammar experts have been calling his semicolon use “lovely,” “impeccable,” and “a burgeoning of punctual literacy in unlikely places.” No word on whether the speaker said that with a straight face.
PS. If you’re looking for a really geeky laugh, scroll down to the bottom of the article, where the Times corrects its improper grammar in an earlier version of the article. (Celebrating the Semicolon in a Most Unlikely Location, NYT)
Everything about this article is awesome.