En Rule (n.): British. A short dash, the width of an en, used in punctuation.
Hyphen (n.): the sign (-) used to join words to indicate that they have a combined meaning or that they are grammatically linked, or to indicate word division at the end of a line.
Have you noticed many snowmen disappearing lately? Yes? No need to phone the missing-persons line: they’ve been relaxing here, sleeping on the beach in their disguises as sandmen. The splendid specimen in the picture was melting in the sun but seemed much happier about the prospect, stoically supping a Carib beer and hoping for a […]
As promised in our post titled ‘Small Claims Saga: Payment Gratefully Received’ (September 14) here is our answer to the question initially posed: ‘So, how easy is it for a small business in England to recover debts from non-paying customers?’
Would the cheque be honoured or bounced? Had one of the other claimants already filed a Third Party Debt Order, freezing First Metal’s account? I could almost hear the excuse; a voice saying, ‘But I tried to pay! It’s not my fault that someone like you has frozen my account’.