Sunday, March 28, 2010

How is it...

...that now, with so many months of training behind them, my 2Ls have all forgotten how to use an em dash?

Tarnation. I need hardly mention the Rule of Five, except to say: 2Ls, I am watching you. Get thee to the Bluebook, and stop destroying my faith in humanity. I know where you sleep. Your Journal-dominated life is not over yet.


This Space said...

Step One: Stamp "Alt+0151" on their foreheads.

New Kid on the Hallway said...

I ALWAYS forget the em-dash. That is, it's almost always the last thing I do, going back, cursing, through the whole thing, looking for page numbers. Why are there three different kinds of dashes anyway??

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