Forget about the presidential election, the economy, or the upcoming Oscars; punctuation is where it's at. Today, the most emailed article on the New York Times website is about the itty, bitty semicolon; apparently, this underutilized, unappreciated punctuation mark has found its way onto a New York City subway sign and is now all the rage. It's about time that this half-colon, half-comma wonder has gotten its due. Beware, run-on sentences; you may have met your match.
If you want to jump on the semicolon bandwagon, check out some of these websites; you'll become grammatically cool in no time:
Hello, my name is Erica, and I am a Google addict. There, it's out in the open. I love Google. Who doesn't?! It's clean, neat, and always provides thousands, sometimes even millions, of results to my search queries. I even used it to help me write this post! Google is a great way to find information...but it's not always the greatest way to find the best information. After all, the web is deep. Google is just a wading pool.
Admittance. I've taken the first step. Now what?!
In the same boat? Here's an idea, courtesy of the New Yorker cartoon archive. Why not give up Google? If not for Lent, if not even for a day, then just for an hour. And instead, try finding information using the research resources we have listed on the Library's website. We have tons of databases just itching to be accessed, and they cover topics ranging from health information and financial data to photographs and literature. I'm confident that you'll come across answers to questions that you could have never found with our old pal Google.
Looking for another fun way to find information not accessible through Google? Take a trip down memory lane with WayBack Machine. I think it will help you break your Google addiction, as it did mine.