Comments (49)

Aug 1, 2020

don't you have some comments to turn

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Aug 1, 2020
Intern in IB-M&A:

they're used incorrectly almost 90% of the time.

Say that to their face.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Aug 1, 2020

have an example?

Aug 1, 2020

No idea--could you provide an example?

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Aug 2, 2020

Do you mean:

Name - I said this in the email.

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Aug 2, 2020

Intern -

Great comment - keep up the good work.

-Android

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Aug 2, 2020

Dashes have more prestige than commas but are less pretentious than colons.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Aug 2, 2020

Said right after I used a colon the line above

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Aug 3, 2020

no idea why this is marked as funny - it's true

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Aug 4, 2020

I started using dashes in my everyday - i love it

Aug 5, 2020

This is such an accurate comment, its a nice middle ground.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Aug 2, 2020

Real question is: which one is more prestigious - single dash or double dash?

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Aug 2, 2020

It's all about this one - the elongated dash.

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Aug 2, 2020

wb this one 8=>

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Aug 4, 2020

It's called an em dash.

Controversial
  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Aug 2, 2020

Nobody at my bank seems to know the difference between a dash, en dash or em dash.

To not obfuscate people I'm forced to use dashes when I just want to flex on them with em dashes--such a shame.

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  • Prospect in Other
Aug 2, 2020

found the liberal arts major...

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Aug 2, 2020

Target Sophomore - Thanks for the note, happy to chat about my time at BB. Let's connect next week - shoot me some times when you can hop on the phone.

Best,
1st-Year Analyst

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Aug 2, 2020

What about when they use exclamation marks?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Aug 2, 2020

Wait liberal arts background here. Isn't it generally agreed upon that the em dash is generally known to NOT have a particular correct usage? As long as it sets off an unessential modifier and the rest of the sentence is able to standalone, the em dash is considered fine.

But I agree. The em dash is vastly overused.

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  • Intern in HF - RelVal
Aug 2, 2020

You're totally right. Was waiting for someone to say this. As long as everything before it is a legitimate sentence, anything goes for after the em dash.

Aug 2, 2020

Dawg - gotta utilize those dashes - easier than using proper grammar. Not even being sarcastic.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Aug 2, 2020

Finance major here - I like them in networking emails instead of using periods so I feel better about having less sentences.

If I use a period every time then bankers will see 6-7 sentences instead of 3-4 lol.

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Aug 5, 2020

This is some autistic reasoning. You think anyone actually cares about 3 vs 6 sentences...

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Aug 5, 2020

I get a 60-70% response rate to first-time cold emails (non-alumni) so I'm doing something right. There's a lot of psychology that goes into written communication and small changes like the number of sentences in an email can really improve your hit rate - whether it makes sense objectively or not. You should consider using less offensive adjectives.

Aug 6, 2020
Prospect in IB-M&A:

Finance major here - I like them in networking emails instead of using periods so I feel better about having less sentences.

If I use a period every time then bankers will see 6-7 sentences instead of 3-4 lol.

After reading this, I processed it and it sorta makes sense tbh

Aug 3, 2020

Double dash is way better

Aug 3, 2020

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Aug 3, 2020

Let's ask Patrick Curtis.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Aug 3, 2020

What is your obsession with Patrick Curtis.

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Aug 3, 2020

He's banned several of my previous accounts.

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Aug 3, 2020

I've actually never seen the double dash - but I do use the single often

Aug 3, 2020

big dash guy here

edit: the dashing doesn't stop in PE dawgs

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  • Prospect in AM - Equities
Aug 3, 2020

BIG DASH ENERGY

Aug 3, 2020

When there's a grammatical error in your post about grammatical errors.

But really - I use a dash when I have no idea what kind of punctuation to use. Double dash is way too aggressive

Aug 3, 2020

This is still a lot less annoying than boomers who incorrectly overuse ellipsis/trailing dots. When I first started working, I got an email from my director that looked like this:

"Hey {insert first name} ...

Thx... Great work on this ... let's circle together on this tomorrow morning..."

I thought he was being passive aggressive and hated the work I did and hated my guts because of all the ellipsis. Slowly realized the dude had no idea how to use punctuation

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Aug 3, 2020

not sure-- I enjoy using dashes to break up text to have it read in a similar cadence to how I'd speak. Dash carries a different meaning than comma though. you don't use a dash without two separate ideas. I've used this for years in personal conversations before finance though

Aug 3, 2020

8==D

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Aug 3, 2020

OwO

Aug 3, 2020

Dashes=Chad move
Commas=virgin move

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Aug 3, 2020

Shut up you betamax

Aug 5, 2020
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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
Aug 5, 2020