From: Guy Steele (Guy.Steele@Sun.COM)
Date: Wed Nov 22 2006 - 16:51:59 CST
On Nov 22, 2006, at 4:14 PM, Michael Everson wrote:
> At 20:56 +0000 2006-11-22, António Martins-Tuválkin wrote:
>> At < http://www.artlebedev.com/mandership/133/ > a particularly
>> Russian designer proposes, in a very tongue-in-cheek manner, the new
>> punctuation character "double comma": Akin to a colon or semi-colon,
>> but with a comma shape in both positions.
> Surely the SEMICOMMA.
Surely not; a semicomma should be half a comma.
Just as a comma is a slight pause, and so in some sense "half a full
so a semicolon is half a colon. Perhaps the double comma
should be called a hemisemicolon. While we are at it,
three dots stacked vertically should be called a sesquicolon,
and two dots stacked above a comma would be a semisesquicolon
or waltz-time colon.
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