The en dash – a poor cousin?

Some grammarians look down on the en dash, but I say it’s a much maligned little beauty and not at all a sad apology for good punctuation. Used well, it’s a real cracker. In fact, as you can see by the name of my business, I really do love the en dash, with a space before and after, of course. However, em dashes take up too much space! (I couldn’t neglect the more sturdy ’em’ in my business name, though!)

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