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What’s Up with the Hyphen, the En Dash, and the Em Dash?

A hyphen (-) is used to join words (e.g., “mother-in-law”) or to separate the syllables of the same word, e.g., at the end of a line if the word doesn’t fit:

⚠️ Never put a space before or after a hyphen.

ℹ️ NOTE: When it comes to en dashes and em dashes, different style guides (e.g., Associated Press, Chicago Manual of Style, Guardian) have different rules and preferences, so if you are required to adhere to a certain style, you should consult the appropriate guide.

Style preferences aside, an en dash () is slightly wider than a hyphen, and it usually replaces “to” between a range of numbers:

  • Although it is generally viewed that a space before and after an en dash is optional, you should ask your teacher what he or she prefers.
  • An en dash got its name because it is the width of an n.
  • 💡To make an en dash on a Mac, push option and - at the same time.

An em dash () is the widest of the three. It can be used in place of a colon, commas, and parentheses:

We can also use an em dash to express the source of a quotation:

Lastly, em dashes can show that a speaker has been interrupted. (This usage will come in handy if you’re writing dialogue or fiction.)

  • Similar to the first bullet point regarding en dashes, you should ask your teacher if he or she wants a space before and after an em dash; different teachers will give different answers.
  • An em dash got its name because it is the width of an m.
  • 💡 To make an em dash on a Mac, push option + shift + - at the same time.

The above explanations give you a big picture look at hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes. When it comes to the fine details (e.g., putting spaces before and after a dash), consult your teacher or his or her preferred style guide. 👍

lmfao you know tumblr is american-centric when absolutely NOBODY on my dash is posting about london rn, if it was in the US my whole dash would be flooded 

Dumb Smite Shit

I just had a dream that I was Janus and for some reason he had a chargeable dash ability and it was like, the longer you held it, when you dashed into someone they would fly into the air and the height depended on the charge.

So in my dream I do this to Erlang and I catch him when he lands (But because dreams are weird he just turns into a piece of paper with Erlang’s face) and at this point I open up a portal to the outside of the building (several stories up), crumple up the Erlang paper, and toss him out the portal.

And that’s how I feel about Erlang Shen guys.

  • Me, a humble fic farmer, tending her plot of land: neighbor john said there was a shipwar starting just over the hills. what do you think Ma, do you think we'll ever see a shipwar?
  • Ma, clutching her apron to her chest: oh dear, I hope not!
  • Pa, sitting in his rocking chair and smoking his pipe: hmph! there's always been shipwars and there will always be shipwars. you just keep your nose out of it and mind your own business. we ain't got no business messing around in shipwars. now step to it! i want that field of headcanons and plot twists plowed by morning! and keep those plot bunnies from getting at the smut, we can't afford anymore WIPs!

when u gotta text someone but also gotta keep the hacker aesthetic 

anyway this is one of the greatest pictures ever taken of the wonderful man that is John Boyega.

the tailored purple suit??? the black shirt and bowtie??? TH EFUCKING BLACK LEATHER GLOVE ??? he just invented men’s fashion. the sleek haircut. the smirk and the piercing gaze ????? the fucking pose, he’s reaching out for something i don’t know what BUT I WANT TO BE THAT THING. the freaking sex appeal ??? of this man???

when will your fave ever compete with this greatness. John Boyega.

Team Rocket reminders:

James comes from a super rich family and grew up severely sheltered and ridiculously “conditioned” to be ready for formal society, recieving little to no attention from his parents that didn’t directly have to do with prepping him to become an influential adult.
He ran away from home as a teen and joined a gang because it was as good a way as he could think of to get away from his family because anything “legit” he could’ve tried to do his parents would get involved with or try to talk him out of to instead just do whatever THEY wanted him to do to make even MORE money, marry some girl, have kids etc etc.
Not helped by the fact that the girl chosen by his family for him to marry is an extremely overbearing, controlling cruel girl who cared nothing for his feelings or well being. Only wanting him for his money and as a “trophy husband”.

In the original series, after a really cruel scheme by his family to get him to come home, get married, get a real job, make money, James left for good and forfeited his inheritance, effectively severing all ties with his family and their money.

His submissive personality comes from a childhood of strict upbringing and harassment from his supposed fiance as well as his neglectful parents. James struggles with being assertive or standing his ground as he’s been raised to believe his own emotions are not important and pleasing other people is all that matters.


Jessie was the only child of a single mother who was a high-ranking member of Team Rocket. Unfortunately, during an expedition to the Andes where there had been several sightings of Mew, Jessie’s mom went missing. Because Team Rocket is awful, Jessie was completely ignored by the organization despite her mother’s influence and she was booted to a foster home which had no money to look after her properly. She went a lot of times without food.

She tried to become a nurse but couldn’t get into the training school. She decided to go to another nursing school meant for Chanseys but eventually flunked that too since, you know, she’s not a chansey. She then went to a regular trainer school (where she met James) and eventually flunked out of that too. Which is where she and James joined the biker gang. She did some model work but it never went anywhere. She’s had a bunch of weird odd-jobs before joining Team Rocket.

She’s had a string of boyfriends but unfortunately seems drawn to scumbags as all her past boyfriends have treated her badly in some way or another. More than likely her childhood neglect makes her crave affection and she looks for it in bad places.


Meowth was a stray, moving to a big city believing it would be easier to find food and be taken care of there. At some point, he met a female meowth and became enamoured with her, but she rejected him, saying that she vastly preferred the company of humans to other pokemon, especially dirty strays with no trainers. So, in order to win her affections, Meowth went about learning to speak, and walking on hind legs (something I wish the friggen games would remember! The species don’t walk on hind legs!) But when he approached her again after he felt he had a good grasp on how to act more human, she called him a ‘freak’.

He joined Team Rocket as it was one of the first words he had learned to say and while there got himself to almost being in the position of Giovanni’s person “pet” pokemon. However, for unknown reasons, Meowth was kicked to the curb and assigned to Jessie and James, effectively “thrown away” by the organization who saw no further use for him and when the novelty of a talking pokemon wore off.

He has also effectively screwed up his own levelling as a result of the humans speech and mannerisms, and is unable to learn payday or evolve as a result.

Meowth is bad at trusting people and has a tendency to be sneaky and underhanded. Behaviour learned from trying to survive as a stray against stronger city pokemon and stealing food from humans to survive. He is still trying to win Giovanni’s attention and approval, possibly because he equates it to validation for existing.

every single day green day manages to make me fall in love with them even more. whether it’s billie joe armstrong draping himself in a bisexual pride flag in front of 12,000 people, tré cool doing a signed drumstick scavenger hunt at every single show simply because he wants to, or mike dirnt taking group pictures with fans and posting them on his own instagram with captions saying how much he loves us. honestly bless this band.

Get out
  • Phichit: do you ever have those moments when someone you're following on social media and they post something completely unrelated so you start questioning yourself why you even follow them in the first place?
  • Seung: how would I know I don't even use social media much
  • Phichit:
  • Phichit: please get the fuck away from me
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Season 4 anyone? :P