[DWJ] Georgette Heyer (also "what this list has given me")

Kait Bessing kait.bessing at comhem.se
Tue Jan 8 01:09:21 EST 2008


Thank you for this explanation!

And here I kept trying to work out words that begin with an m and end in a 
dash - how bad could they be?... (grin)

Kait

Minnow wrote:
> Kait asked:
>
>> 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 that.
>
>> 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!  :-)
>
> Minnow
>
>
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