Restoration Hardware

One of my biggest punctuation peeves showed up on the back of a Restoration Hardware catalog:

Use AOL keyword: Restoration Hardware or visit restorationhardware.com.

restoration_colon

The colon is used to set off the keyword, but the sentence keeps going instead of ending after the thought is complete. The entire post-colon thought (Restoration Hardware or visit . . .) makes no sense. Because use and visit are split apart by the divisive colon, the parallel (use this or visit that) becomes meaningless.

I suggest:

Use AOL keyword Restoration Hardware or visit restorationhardware.com.

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