It started last week with a blog post and podcast paying tribute to the sign and its well-placed semicolon. Next came this article featuring the Metropolitan Transit Authority employee. The article includes a comment from Lynne Truss of Eats, Shoots & Leaves fame.
Mr. Rewrite bets you expect him to attempt a humorous use of a semicolon at about this point. Just to spite you, he won't.
Almost as entertaining as the semicolon talk is this correction:
An article in some editions on Monday about a New York City Transit employee’s deft use of the semicolon in a public service placard was less deft in its punctuation of the title of a book by Lynne Truss, who called the placard a “lovely example” of proper punctuation. The title of the book is “Eats, Shoots & Leaves” -- not “Eats Shoots & Leaves.”