The Natural History Museum’s em dash faux pas

The Natural History Museum has followed Expedia’s bad example in their use of the dash to indicate date ranges.  Remember, kids: en dash for ranges, unless the latter date is not yet fixed (e.g. for living people), in which case use an em dash.

Decode: 8 December 2009 — 11 April 2010

Posted by Dan, 10 March, 2010 under Grammar | Rules


  • It’s a good job that, as of tomorrow, we’ll have a man on the inside…

    Posted by Simon, 10 March, 2010, 11:08pm

  • Oi! ‘Man’ indeed. Apparently the sign makers have not been reading the style guide.

    Posted by Kate, 19 March, 2010, 3:16pm

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