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Mr. Hughes warned me that puntuation was important!

In 8th grade, that is.
And apparently he was right.
According to this story in the Los Angeles Times, a lawyer in San Francisco seems to have substituted a sem-colon for the word or when asking for a court order stopping gay marriages in San Francisco:

Superior Court Judge James Warren told plaintiffs he would not issue a court order until they corrected a punctuation error in their legal filing.

"I am not trying to be petty here, but it is a big deal. That semicolon is a big deal," Warren told attorneys, according to an account by Associated Press.

In documents filed with the court, the Proposition 22 Legal Defense and Education Fund had requested a court order that would force the city [to] "cease and desist issuing marriage licenses to and/or solemnizing marriages of same-sex couples; to show cause before this court."

"The way you've written this it has a semicolon where it should have the word 'or'," the judge said. "I don't have the authority to issue it under these circumstances."

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