I've hit a new high (low?) of punctuation geekery. I just felt very cool and dangerous for using a semi-colon correctly in an email to a colleague. I'm talking "Don't mess with me I'm riding a motorbike and I know how to use it" leather jacket kind of cool and dangerous. And yet, I'm horribly aware that swaggering into a dodgy pub and expecting my fearsome use of a small dot and droopy dash to cause the clientèle to offer me their instant respect and safe passage is not really what most people would call a cunning plan.
The little squiggly lines, they have taken my sanity! (But, I hope, not my sense of the absurd).