Hyphens and Dashes have a Conflict

Hyphens and Dashes fight over Importance

Hyphen Speaks his Mind

Hyphen believes that he is better than Dash in many ways. Such as:




  • being used for joining words to show that their meaning is linked in some way.
  • he makes compound modifiers. (ex. blue-eyed boy)
  • Hyphen has certain prefixes. [(all-, ex-, and self-) ex. ex-wife, self-centered]



Dashes Response

Dash is convinced that he is better than Hyphen because he is used for pausing in dialogue instead of just used for prefixs. He is also used to represent omitted letters or words. Dash is used to show an Afterthought and to introduce a list. Therefore he belives he is better.