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    intestine

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    a colon is a large intestine, a semi colon is part of that intestine
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    1. Since colon is a large intestine, is small intestine called small colon?

    2. Are the above writings correct?

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    Re: intestine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    As answer.com define::

    a colon is a large intestine, a semi colon is part of that intestine
    __________________________________________________ ______

    1. Since colon is a large intestine, is small intestine called small colon?

    2. Are the above writings correct?

    Ju



    I tried a search and received the same misleading answer:


    What is the difference between a colon and a semi colon
    a colon is a large intestine, a semi colon is part of that intestine ... A full
    stop is a colon. A semi-colon is a full stop with a comma beneath it as ...
    wiki.answers.com/Q/ What_is_the_difference_between_a_colon_and_a_semi_ colon


    Somehow the above answer managed to intertwine intestines with punctuation marks.

    There is a "colon" (anatomy) which consists of ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon and sigmoid colon (according to Wikipedia).

    Then there is the punctuation mark called colon : and the semicolon ;

    and I am feeling rather queasy now.

    TomUK

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    Re: intestine

    Ju, I"m sure the person who posted that response thought it was very clever, but it was simply confusing for people who didn't see the "humor."

    The colon and semi-colon of punctuation have nothing to do with the colon and large intestine of the digestive track.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: intestine

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Ju, I"m sure the person who posted that response thought it was very clever, but it was simply confusing for people who didn't see the "humor."

    The colon and semi-colon of punctuation have nothing to do with the colon and large intestine of the digestive track.
    Thank you for reading my mind. Then, can you help to answer my queston?

    Ju

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    Re: intestine

    The large intestine includes the cecum, the colon and the rectum; some people add the anal canal to this list. There is no small colon.

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