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Your answer lies in the name of the book. I can't take anything written
in a book with that type of name seriously. Instead, I assume sarcasim.
Jean Ostrem wrote:
> > >From Bill Walsh's at "The Curmudgeon's Style Book" at The Slot
> ><http://www.theslot.com/>: No initial-based term in the history of the
> >English language has ever evolved to form a solid word -- a few are split,
> >and the rest are hyphenated. Look at A-frame, B-movie, C-rations, D-Day, E-
> >(uh, skip that one), F layer, G-string, H-bomb, I-beam, J-school, K car,
> >L-shaped, N-word, O-ring, Q rating, S-connector, T-bill, U-joint, X-ray,
> >Y-chromosome, Z particle and dozens of other such compounds.
> I remember the last time this was posted. Was no one else bothered by
> this? To me xray is perfectly acceptable, and I've seen it all over
> the place.