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From: Kelly Burhenne <burhennk -at- SMTPGW -dot- LIEBERT -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 17:19:49 EST

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Katie asks:

>(1) Who decides these things? I have seen this usage in every
>newspaper, magazine, and book published in the past five or so

I looked it up in the _Chicago Manual.._ and it says you should
look up a word in the dictionary. It then goes on to say, if it's not
there, there are some general principles...

>(2) Are there any other examples of an adjective (back) and a noun
>(seat, yard) being combined to form a single word?

Off the top of my head: softcopy, hardcopy, online, offline,
filename, flowchart, setpoint... I'm sure there are many others.

Kelly Burhenne
burhennk -at- smtpgw -dot- liebert -dot- com
Columbus, OH

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