@ Wegs, You confused two issues. I said I was okay with ellipses being used for pauses. This is using an ellipse ... (note 3 periods is an ellipse) in earlier example Fraggle said some are now doing this. i.e. I.am.talking.slowly.here. (This is just using one period between words). It was the second example I said seems like poor writing to me, and no samples were ever given of that except with what we wrote, although I guess it's just meant as a short ellipse The em dash, comma, and ellipse have all been shown here to record pauses.