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Friday, April 25, 2008

I am trying to figure out what to do with this ellipsis. At the Newseum, I bought a mug that I love. It's got the perfect heft, and the best part, of course, is what it says. "Trust me. I'm a reporter." But that's not what it says. It says "Trust me... I'm a reporter" I've thought about removing two of the dots, and putting a new one at the end, because I recognize that I will not be able to create a normal looking em dash. I've thought about scratching it out with a key or using black nail polish. But I've decided to leave it to prevent the very high risk of ruining my mug. So instead I've decided that the ellipsis connotes a sinister pause, which somehow seems apropos.

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