Re: online or on-line -(Preachment)

Subject: Re: online or on-line -(Preachment)
From: Suzanne Townsend <ac158 -at- CCN -dot- CS -dot- DAL -dot- CA>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 09:10:15 -0400

On Wed, 7 Feb 1996, Bill Sullivan wrote:

> BTW, one the of mail order catalogs that sometimes reaches me has a
> tee-shirt that you could wear after confrontations like this. I
> believe the firm sells merchandise with ties to public television. I
> can't remember the exact phrasing of the thing, but it's something to
> the effect of Does Anal Retentive Need a Hyphen?

The way I saw it was:
Is "anal retentive" hyphenated?

(A: only when used as an adjective.)

But OTOH it doesn't really apply to "online" since you'd never use
"analretentive." Eh?

Suzanne Townsend <ac158 -at- ccn -dot- cs -dot- dal -dot- ca>
-- Roncaism of the Week --
"Stop pulling my foot."
(c) 1991 P. Ronca et al

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