That is actually an en-dash, I believe, which makes even less sense. An em-dash would have been better suited punctuation.
I don't think it's meant to be a hyphen; I think it's meant to be an em dash. It's still a clunky way to construct the phrase, however.
That is not a hyphen; it is a dash and it is used correctly.
Jesus Christ - slow frigging newsday or do you have a competition with Seattle metropolitan to see who can come up with the lamest shit?
4) It's more of a race than a competition.
It's an m dash; not a hyphen--sorry.
Why do you always bring up race?
Are you, currently taking the-copy editing class at UW right now and; wielding you're new Found techniques or something?
I think reporting on the hello kitty custom paint job pistol is much worthier of attention than all hyphen, plain dash, em- and en-dash reporting combined.
More Hello Kitty and friends reporting! I command thee!
"now under construction"
also -- i think that phone number uses hyphens when it should use en-dashes.
It's improper kerning not a grammatical error.
It shoulda been a colon.
Lol typography nubs. Yes there could be more space between the dash and surrounding characters (kerning), but the main story is that christopher got ownt.
Agreed. It looks like it's meant to be a dash of some sort. That said, a colon would have been worth considering in this context. But maybe they felt it was too formal a stop.
Finally, this megolith of a structure makes SLOG.
You can check in anytime you want, but you can never leave.
The term for improper kerning is 'keming'
That's an em dash alright. It depends on which style manual you use, but no spaces is correct usage.
How is it to go through life on sphincter level 10?
With a lot of the Stranger staff overusing emdashes—most notably Dan, Josh, and Erica—you'd think Chris would know one when he saw one.
I want to see...an enormous-penis!!!
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