Re: Let the grammar wars begin!

Subject: Re: Let the grammar wars begin!
From: Karen Mulholland <kemulholland -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 07:33:14 -0700 (PDT)

I find it hard to believe that nobody else mentioned
*my* favorite discussion-starter.
Actually someone may have by now; I get the daily
digest so I haven't seen today's volley yet - so
forgive me if someone else has beaten me to it.

Does the phrase "anal retentive" require a hyphen?

(True story: Several years ago, I was present at a
meeting in which five writers took up this question
and spent 45 minutes debating it.)

I guess "grammar war!" is as close as we tech comm
folks ever get to yelling "food fight!"

Happy Friday!


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