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[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (5 children)

Funny joke. You inspired me to look up the etymology of colon out of curiosity and it comes from the greek 'kolon' which means 'limb, member, branch'.

So a colon-y is a a 'limb' or 'branch' of the main government. And a colon in a sentence creates a 'limb' of the main sentence. Pretty interesting.

[–]Goober_notorious2 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

Nice. Is it too dorky that I have fun memories of diagramming sentences back in the day? Lol I find grammar interesting... aaand I no longer care if it's too dorky :D

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Not too dorky for me. I think that's cooler than 90% of the "normal" things people take interest in, which is usually just consuming some manufactured media

[–]Goober_notorious2 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Sweet!

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

i love etymology, it explains so many things and simply at that

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Me too, etymology is like the code that runs our language