An engineer from Gloucester has persevered with semicolons despite not receiving any recognition from his colleagues. David Fairly has admitted he wants to progress in his career and fortuitously regularly needs to separate two closely related independent clauses that are not already joined by a coordinating conjunction. In using semicolons within his sentences, he believed he would have the upper-hand against those who simply choose to use shorter sentences.
He commented, ‘So far my wage has only ever increased with company wide inflationary awards, and my wife has left me, but I believe success is in sight. Though some seek to dissuade me, I have concrete plans to place semicolons between independent clauses linked with a transitional phrase or a conjunctive verb.’
Rumours persist that Hollywood is in negotiations for the rights to his story.