Semi-colon song/rap

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Semi colon song/rap

A semi-colon is a silent conjunction
A silent conjunction
A silent conjunction
Yes, a semi-colon is a silent conjunction
A (shh!) conjunction
Yeah…
And a semi colon is a super comma,
A super comma
A super comma
Yes, a semi colon is a super comma,
A super duper comma
Yeah…

There’s a piece of punctuation that is splendid and amazing,
But its abilities need some appraising,
Yes the semi-colon is a made-up of two signs,
It’s a comma and a colon combined.

Take this example which is clear enough to all:
“Alice hit her head; she didn’t see the wall.”
Now because the two clauses are independent,
You don’t need a conjunction like ‘because’ or ‘when’
Type that little button just below the ‘p’
And shake it up a little with a colon (semi),

‘Cos a semi-colon is a silent conjunction
A silent conjunction
A silent conjunction
Yes, a semi-colon is a silent conjunction
A (shh!) conjunction
Yeah…

Let’s keep on rapping and not be dense,
Semi-colons sort your lists, makes them all make sense,
If you’ve got a crazy list with complicated bits of in-fo,
Try a semi-colon – here we go:
Yes, a simple shopping list can be so much more appealing,
Not just ‘Bread, milk and eggs’
Get those nuances of meaning
So it’s “Fresh brown bread made with sunflower seeds;
(Semi-colon after ‘seeds’)
Then full fat milk from a farm near Leeds
(No semi-colon this time, please)
And half-a-dozen, free range eggs.”
Do I really have to say,
Do I have to beg?

Yes a semi-colon is a super comma,
A super comma
A super comma
Yes, a semi-colon is a super comma,
A super comma
Yeah…

And a semi-colon is a silent conjunction
A silent conjunction
A silent conjunction
Yes, a semi-colon is a silent conjunction
A (shh!) conjunction
Yeah…

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