On the phone with a medical professional today, giving her my sister's email. I said "It's a long one, okay... are you ready?" She said she was... in the middle of this long string of characters, I told her, included a hyphen. So, i explained similar to "Alans sister at Jameson hyphen sothebys dot com".... or something like that. She asked me to repeat it, slowly.... I did... and then she repeated it back to me.
She sent the email out to me and both of my sisters... and when I received it I noticed that my sister's email read Alanssister@Jameson_sothebys.com the hyphen had been converted to an 'underline'. I called her and let her know that she had my sister's email incorrect, but don't worry... I'll forward it to her. You used an underline instead of a hyphen.
She asked "what's a hyphen"?
I'm sure she could hear the surprised pause on my end of the phone... I said "It's a short dash". "Oh... I didn't realize that's called a hyphen... I thought the underline might be it."
Jaw, meet floor. I suddenly have a headache.