Re: "Lower right-hand corner" Yuck! (fwd)

Subject: Re: "Lower right-hand corner" Yuck! (fwd)
From: Charles Fisher <decrsc!charles -at- UUNET -dot- UU -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 15:09:30 -0400

> > > IF it was correct to say "lower right-hand corner," you're right about
> > > that hyphen. But it's not. I just finished deleting a bunch of
> > > "-hand"s from some documents that were written, obviously, before I
> > > started working here.
> >
> >
> > Why is it incorrect to say "lower right-hand corner"?
> >

> Corners don't have hands.

Some people may not have hands either.
"If you take hyphens seriously you will surely go mad."
-John Benbow
Charles Fisher
President, STC Washington DC Chapter

Senior Documentation Specialist
Datatel, Inc. (703) 968-4588 (voice)
4375 Fair Lakes Court (703) 968-4625 (FAX)
Fairfax, VA 22033 charles -at- datatel -dot- com

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