|Ignore the comma-like curve of the tail--otters are em-dashes. Trust me.|
|This little guy is shocked I haven't defined em-dashes yet! Shocked!|
So. I don't feel like explaining too much in depth. Here is a chart:
The longer the dash, the more powerful it is. Em-dashes can connect sentences, and, like the letter n has one hump and the letter m has two humps, the em-dash is made of two en-dashes. In Word, when you type a word with no spaces, two dashes, and another word right away, you'll see the em-dash fuse into one slender, playful line--and, if you're like me, in that instant you'll feel a brief flicker of happiness.
Moral: I love em-dashes, and so should you. And if you don't know how to use one, you can always ask me--or maybe train it with fish.
|Aw! Someday this baby en-dash will grow up to be a strong, intelligent em-dash--just like his mommy|