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Subject:e-mail or email actually a little about hyphens From:Heilan Yvette Grimes <HEP2 -at- AOL -dot- COM> Date:Sat, 21 Jan 1995 22:35:00 -0500
I've been reading the hyphen thread and thought a little hyphen history might
be interesting. It was originally called the bar-sinister and copyiest
calligraphic monks were not allowed to use it upon fear of excommunication
(it was sinful to hyphenate holy words, especially Je-sus--oops guess that's
it for me).-- Y-vette