Em Dash -- Emily Dickinson

“Let’s consider the most versatile piece of punctuation — the dash. That’s right — I’m talking about the horizontal line formed by typing two hyphens in a row. It’s the mark that — unlike commas, periods, semicolons and all the others — doesn’t seem to be subject to any rules.” (Continue reading…)

– Ben Yagoda, Mad Dash: How to Use the Dash in Writing

(I once included my love for and overuse of the em dash in my bio — because somehow that would help people know more about me?)

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6 Responses to “Honor Roll”

  1. Miss B. October 28, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Always love these, must read about the dash, I believe I use it in every post, probably committing more crimes against grammar–uh-oh!

  2. Kristín October 29, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    loved the poem. :)

  3. Joy | Frock Files October 29, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    Hah! Tom Hanks made it into my weekly roundup too. I love him oh so much. In fact, we watched a totally depressing movie on Saturday night and I needed to watch this again as a cheer-up buffer.

    Also, the new Kate Spade line looks fantastic. Just another reason to get excited for the spring.

  4. Ashlea Walter October 29, 2012 at 11:53 am #

    But there was no discussion on the en dash!!!

  5. Kandy October 29, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Thank you so much for the article on the em dash- that and the ellipsis are my favorite.

  6. Holly October 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    I use the dash way too much and I know it – off to go read that article.

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