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Re: &mdash

Posted by Fred on January 22, 2004

In Reply to: Re: &mdash posted by Advertising Copywriter on January 22, 2004

: : Is it a word?

: In printing there is an Em Dash and an En dash

: N-Dash is a -
: M-Dash is a longer dash a --

No question that 'em' and 'en' are words. My question was raised
by the first sentence in Maureen Dowd's column in today's New York Times:
'Washington — Whoa!' Are there three words in this sentence?
If so, the second begins with the letter (?) '&'?