|The dash is a handy device, informal and essentially playful, telling you that you're about to take off on a different tack but still in some way connected with the present course — only you have to remember that the dash is there, and either put a second dash at the end of the notion to let the reader know that he's back on course, or else end the sentence, as here, with a period.|
A dash is sometimes used to set off concluding lists and explanations in a more informal and abrupt manner than the colon. We seldom see the dash used this way in formal, academic prose.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
I Like Dashes - an Explanation
He is excited about being interviewed - "Oh shit, yes." - edited version of lead of recent GOSSzzzzz story