On Nov 15, 2004, at 3:35 PM, Neil Conway wrote:

("--" might be considered an en dash, but AFAIK it is incorrect
to use an en dash to designate a parenthetical comment anyway).

Then again, wouldn't parentheses be the appropriate punctuation for a parenthetical comment? :P

Michael Glaesemann
grzm myrealbox com

PS. I think the phrasing you're looking for is amplifying or explanatory text. Em dashes, commas, or parentheses can all serve this purpose.

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