In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Programming languages often consist of a seemingly random usage of parenthesis, brackets, asterisks, slashes, colons and semi-colons.
- In less formal writing, the dash is often a catch-all mark to take the place of both colon and semicolon, obviating the need to distinguish them or think about more subtle kinds of punctuation.
- Add a bracket to a colon and you get the text-message version of a smiley badge.
- I have been finding too many contradictory sources on the use of colons versus semicolons, and now can remember neither quite right.
- Time is in army format without the colon between hours and minutes.
- But it's hard enough for some people to acquire an instinctive sense of the different uses of commas, let alone the employment of colons and semi-colons.
- A second surgery the following day revealed a hole the size of pencil eraser in the colon where the two sections had been sutured together.
- It colonises the newborn's colon within hours of birth, and serves important intestinal physiological functions for the rest of the host's life.
- He sustained a punctured colon, a collapsed lung, and a lacerated liver and kidney.
- Its goal is the purification and rejuvenation of the colon, because the colon is linked to all the other organs and tissues of the body.
- This antioxidant effect may also reduce the risk of some cancers, particularly of the breast and colon.
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