The other night, my brother sent me a SnapChat of my Facebook profile with my job title, Associate Software Engineer, circled and a comment about my not having a BSE. It prompted this conversation:
Me: Fact of life: you can be an engineer without ever having taken a physics course.
Him: Physics is for physics majors
Him: And rules are for fools, but that’s not relevant
Me: I don’t even have a BS
Me: I have a BA
Me: I am a mathematical artist!
Me: Which is basically the definition of engineer.
Him: Engineers are problem solvers
Him: You are a liar
Me: That’s like all math is. Problems.
Him: Idk if you are stuck up enough to call yourself an engineer
Me: Math is about solving impossible problems; engineering is about solving solvable problems. So… suck it.
Him: Correctly but not necessarily. Semicolons are used to connect an independent clause to a related dependent clause; like this.
Him: Or two related independent clauses.
Me: You know the correct rules, but neither negates my use case’s validity
Me: My awesomeness and I are going to bed.
Him: I’m telling your boss about this tomorrow
Him: And then I’m telling mom