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Tuesday, February 09, 2021

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Lauren Oyler on the joy of semi-colons. I join you heartily & gratefully. This is fine—very.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on February 9, 2021 at 10:35 AM in Howard Wasserman | Permalink

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High *social* rank. I do like your version, though. (And Waldron's point, in rough, is that universal human dignity can be seen as a democratized evolution of honor and similar status markers, one that aspires at least along some dimensions to raise everyone to the level of esteem and esteemed treatment formerly given only to a few. My point was that to the extent that knowing and using semicolons is "elitist," we ought to aspire to a wider capacity to use them rather than level down by abandoning them.)

Posted by: Paul Horwitz | Feb 10, 2021 12:28:04 PM

Could I ask Paul what "universalizing high school rank" means in his comments-closed post on semicolons above?

Posted by: Asher Steinberg | Feb 10, 2021 12:16:21 PM

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Posted by: C++ | Feb 9, 2021 6:09:40 PM

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