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  • n. Plural form of em-dash.


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  • One wanted a lot of descriptive with em-dashes and “pop” while others wanted just the facts.

    Counting the Words « Write Anything

  • I'm drafting some scripts for comics set during the Revolutionary War, and one of my first decisions was that they would include em-dashes, reflecting the typography of the time.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • (Soundbite of laughter) Mr. RAKOFF: I like things that, you know, build in that way with semi-colons and em-dashes and things like that.

    David Rakoff's 'Half Empty' Worldview Is Full Of Wit

  • I mean, I'm all for grammar snobbery, but this person blackballed the article because of frickin 'em-dashes.

    The Invited Review Reviewers

  • A big part of this process is doing the opposite of a lot of the things I did when I created these issues in the first place: turning em-dashes back into --, un-curling quotes, and so on.

    3/29/08: Sequences

  • Even with those highly flexible em-dashes, it must have been hard to stitch that answer together.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • If you are doing the printer and copy editor's jobs, you have to do your own italics and em-dashes and ellipses and all.

    Want a Book for Your Ego Rack?

  • Your copy editor would mark the em-dashes and all on the ms -- those were done with a space, two dashes, and another space -- thus -- and not an actual em-dash as done in the printed version.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • I would have used em-dashes instead of hyphens for the break in the thought, but the intent was clear.

    Is Hillary Outperforming Obama Against McCain Among Working Class Voters In Key Swing States?

  • And I'm not writing for Mrs. Cowsar's English IV class, so my appreciation of grammar is looser -- you might see some split infinitives and sentences ending in prepositions and em-dashes and ellipses in funny places.

    Archive 2009-01-01


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