[DWJ] Georgette Heyer (also "what this list has given me")
minnow at belfry.org.uk
Sun Jan 6 12:40:06 EST 2008
>Please, Minnow, what's an em-dash?
Sorry. Technical printing/proofing term. There are two sorts of dashes in
printing, named after their width. An en-dash is the width of an n, and is
what goes between en and dash in that example; an em-dash is the width of
an m, and is the thing that goes in to show a parenthesis or a gap of some
sort. In emmail we tend to represent an em-dash with two dashes -- like
>And I'd love to have a table of dates and books!
Well, I have now sent it, so you can imagine that I murmured 'your wish is
my command' when it arrives! :-)
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