Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The dash

Marie Murray considers the dash:

Taking time out to consider the dash is therapeutic. It is an indulgence that is available and free. For the dash is a positive signal. It is going somewhere — a mark on the move — not something that arrests development of the sentence, but something that elaborates and expands, deviates and delights, in one stroke.
Read more:

When times are tough, we need to dash (Irish Times)

comments: 1

Elaine said...

I am fond of dashes, which seem less of an interruption than parenthetical phrases and ap..oh, what are those called? dammit, where's my checklist?!...

Can't talk further now; must dash!