This morning I glanced up and caught a Tweet posted by my friend Nick Piche (@nickwritenow). He’s an outstanding writer and poet. He loves punctuation as much as I do.

Nick wrote,
I am, and will forever be, an emphatic supporter of the Oxford comma.

I agreed wholeheartedly. As a copywriter, I defend the use of serial commas with a high passion usually reserved for much more personal issues.

Online conversation ensued. Nick claimed the Oxford comma flag; I claimed the semicolon flag. (I think the semicolon is sexy punctuation, underused, and powerful.)

My Semicolon Flag is up and flying. OK, Mr Piche… show me yours.

I know in my heart of hearts that some writer out there has a flag in mind for the guillemet.