Sunday, November 13, 2005

High School English pays off!

Thank you Mrs. Heginbotham, American Lit teacher who, along with Mrs. Koss, the American History teacher, formed the "Twin Towers of Terror" of junior year at a certain DC-area high school. Didn't help that they were the only two classrooms in this dungeon-y basement hallway, and that they were the only two teachers of either of these required classes, and that they taught nothing but these two classes. However, Mrs. H did train us well, often interspersing her lectures with "semicolon however comma."

PS ~ To any and all quizwriters out there ... if you want people to put your quizzes on their blogs, and if you want them to post all the results ... then don't make them so absurdly user-un-friendly that it takes 25 minutes to take out all the superfluous spacing before we resort to just deleting a whole section of the results. Thank you.

You scored 15% Sociability and 64% Sophistication!
Congratulations! You are the semicolon! You are the highest expression of punctuation; no one has more of a right to be proud. In the hands of a master, you will purr, sneering at commas, dismissing periods as beneath your contempt. You separate and connect at the same time, and no one does it better. The novice will find you difficult to come to terms with, but you need no one. You are secure in your elegance, knowing that you, and only you, have the power to mark the skill or incompetence of the craftsman. You have no natural enemies; all fear you. And never, NEVER let anyone tell you that you cannot appear in dialogue!

Link: The Which Punctuation Mark Are You Test written by Gazda on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


Blogger Lorem ipsum said...

I'm an ellipsis... I'm not sure how I feel about this...

11/13/2005 6:41 PM  
Anonymous A said...

Hey, hey, another semi-colon here. :)

11/13/2005 6:54 PM  

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