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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 22:05:21 GMT
So try it. Go out your door, stop the first 20 or 30 people
you encounter, and ask them what they use when they write.
While you're at it, ask them if they care what the Chicago
Manual of Style says. Mind you, I have one and I use it,
but I remain aware of the fact that hardly anyone who reads
what I write gives a damn.
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Tue, 10 Feb 2004 12:47:36 -0800 ?wrote:
Among the many circumstances cited by the Chicago Manual of Style:
* sudden breaks or abrupt changes of speech
* interruptions of one person's speech by another
* amplifications, explanations, and summary expressions
* digressions and other "parenthetical" expressions
Just because *you* have forgotten the em dash doesn't mean everyone else