There was a nice line in a film – I forget which one. A woman says, “He’s so unromantic, he even puts semicolons in his love letters.” Words to that effect, anyway.
In an age where even commas and full-stops are considered expendable, and the possessive apostrophe is a threatened species, I still like to have the semicolon as an option. It’s like having a .38 calibre pistol, for those occasions when a .45 would be overkill but a .32 just wouldn’t do the job.
What do you think?