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Tag Archives: “Shady Characters The Secret Life of Punctuation Symbols & Other Typographical Marks” Keith Houston

FROM TABLET TO SCROLL TO CODEX TO BOOK

WE THINK OF books as being on particular topics. Even anthologies have a common theme: mysteries, short stories, and the like. But it wasn’t always that way. Here are tidbits … Continue reading

October 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

☞ HURRAH FOR THE MANICULE! ☜

PERHAPS I GOT your attention today thanks to a pair of manicules bracketing the headline above. I hadn’t known their typographic name until reading about it in Keith Houston’s Shady … Continue reading

September 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

DASH IT ALL!

THERE’S A MULTIPLICITY of punctuation marks that look quite similar: -, –, —, and ―. These are, respectively, the hyphen, the en dash, the em dash, and the horizontal bar. … Continue reading

February 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

CELEBRATING &

I WORKED 33 years at a magazine (R&T) carrying an ampersand, so I have an affinity with this symbol. And, guess what, it’s one of the things described in Keith … Continue reading

February 18, 2018 · 2 Comments