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  • Okay: what is, or what should be, the standard tag for intrusive dashes? Dashing? Dashwood? A dashed shame?

    November 9, 2008

  • Dashtards?

    Edit: or dashtardly.

    November 9, 2008

  • I like dashtardly. Or how about balderdash?

    November 9, 2008

  • I vote for dashtardly.

    November 9, 2008

  • Thus further dashing the hopes of the others.

    November 9, 2008

  • How many of this kind of tag are there? I know of bracketeering, exclamaterial, slanticular, and semicoli.

    November 9, 2008

  • Slashing prices does the same job as 'slanticular'. Others I know of are pipelines, commarginal and colon cancer.

    November 9, 2008

  • Thanks, VanishedOne. I see you've collected them under meta. Anything for items ending in a period?

    November 9, 2008

  • Shuffles nervously in chair as the realization dawns that not only may one be judged for one's linguistic solecisms on the interwebs, but that others may even be using tags to construct some kind of hideous metaphysical slimetrail of one's cyberlapses.

    Begins mental composition of letter to the president-elect suggesting time-consuming community service projects for cybernauts exhibiting signs and symptoms of OCSJTS*. Quits upon realizing that pretty much every Wordie member falls in this category.

    (obsessive-compulsive slightly judgemental tagging syndrome)

    November 9, 2008

  • The frindley typography nerd emerges bleary eyed from pedants corner and says: But nay, this is not a dash that you see! Rather it is a hyphen. Thus: -

    Whereas an en-dash is thus: –

    And an em-dash thus: —

    @mollusque: I proffer "punkt" as a nice, brief tag for items ending with a period, aka full stop or full point, aka punkt in another part of the world.

    November 9, 2008