Punctuation is fun!! Do you have a favorite punctuation mark? Maybe you are partial to the serial comma, which can cause problems when omitted and inspired these Columbia University undergraduates to write this song:.
Or perhaps you object to the ampersand, which seems an affectation, & I disdain it as a rule except when in a hurry or talking to the ghost of Robert Creeley. Some people think the semi-colon (Joyce called it the semi-colonial) is ostentatious or pretentious or just downright ugly. I don't: When used judiciously, the semicolon can be elegant.