Don’t spell it out

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Re­gard­ing the Oct. 30 Re­li­able Source item “Ivanka and Jared help Hugh Jack­man cel­e­brate the big 5-0”:

Why write “first daugh­ter-slash-spe­cial ad­viser” when there is a per­fectly good punc­tu­a­tion mark avail­able to you called the slash?

Would you write “heads turned when Ja­vanka en­tered the room-comma-ac­cord­ing to Page Six-comma”?

Here is a slash mark: /. Carole S. Ap­pel, Alexan­dria

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