The Dog's Bollocks

Still learning about English punctuation

Posted on Tuesday, 5 January, 2016

For my whole life, since schoold days, I've been using the punctuation :- to mean 'following on below', especially for lists :-

  • like
  • this
  • one

On our JUXT slack, Oliy Hine questioned what these were and I had couldn't find anything on the internet to justify this punctuation. Apparently it's called the dog's bollocks, and used to introduce a pause (not what I was using it for).

I can't remember when I was mistaught about this punctuation, but from today I'll stop using it!