Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,
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The Gneech Would Be Proud

I'm testing this new system for opening accounts online for one of our banks. My main contribution to this project has been picking grammatical and typographical nits and locating broken links.

I'm checking the FAQ, which I noticed at least four errors in the last time I looked.

This time I notice that it's using two en dashes instead of em dashes, and one hyphen instead of an em dash.

...

"It's an en dash! 99% of the people in the world do not know the difference between an en dash and an em dash! You have to look it up every time. And style guides differ on how to use them. Just let it go."

"... but later in the same document it uses an em dash correctly. So on one page it's got en dashes, hyphens, and em dashes all serving the exact same purpose."

... I tried to let it go. I really did. But I can't. It has to at least be consistent.
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