Re: Sickness of the hyphen

Subject: Re: Sickness of the hyphen
From: Rick Lanser <rickl -at- SLIP -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 08:34:24 -0500

>Now the hyphen -- there's a much abused and misused bit of punctuation.
>It really seems to be a terminal case, even among tech writers. I
>regularly see compound modifiers left unhyphenated, while other word
>pairs gain needlessly gain a hyphen. Have you noticed?

Yes, I've noticed--and I suspect it's partly due to the lack of an easily
remembered rule for using them. Anyone on the list have one?


Rick Lanser
Publishing Specialist, Graco Children's Products, Inc.
rickl -at- slip -dot- net

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