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


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


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