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