RE: Hyphenating vices

Subject: RE: Hyphenating vices
From: "Carlene Gardner" <orion2 -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 19:36:19 -0500

Cassandra Parker asked if the word "Vice-President" is always

Up here in the tundra, titles of office beginning with "vice" are hyphenated
(vice-president, vice-chairman, etc.). It seems that this is not the case in
the US, whic explains why CNN does not hyphenate it.

To quote The Canadian Style (a writing guide put out by one of the Canadian
government offices):

"Note that in Canadian usage the hyphen is used in compounds designating
military ranks such as Lieutenant-General, Vice-Admiral and Rear-Admiral,
whereas the American practice is to omit the hyphen. Similarly, the official
title of the second-highest-ranking official of the United States is Vice

Hope that's useful!

Carlene Gardner
orion2 -at- videotron -dot- ca


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