- Nov 12, 2012
- My Map
Thanks for posting that; I'm with this guy:Just a matter of Style.
One notable departure from the sixth edition concerns punctuation: a spaced en dash has replaced the sixth edition’s unspaced em dash for additional, amplifying, or parenthetical material. “Crazy talk… You can pry em dashes—yes, these ones—out of my cold, dead hands,” one social media user wrote.
Perhaps the most contentious change concerns guidance on when to use numbers and when to use numerals. Prior editions advised using words for numbers up to 100 (for general texts) or up to nine (for statistical texts). This updated edition changes tack, recommending numerals for “2 and above” in most content.
In my sphere, its words for numerals up to but not including 1,000 and any lists of quantities.