RE: Re: Using M-dash and N-dash

Subject: RE: Re: Using M-dash and N-dash
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: 10 Feb 2004 19:41:24 GMT

I would say it's because for the overwhelming majority of
users, computers, WPs and DTP have not replaced the printing
press, but the typewriter, and there is no em dash on a
keyboard. In the past 15 years or so, the only place I
ever hear people talking about em dashes are in forums like
this one; the rest of the English-writing world appears to
have pretty much forgotten it.

Gene Kim-Eng

------- Original Message -------
Tue, 10 Feb 2004 11:05:27 -0800 Bruce Byfield?wrote:

What you say is technically true. However, if the original poster didn't
have a point, then why do so many people use an en dash?


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