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Subject:Re: About anal-retentive.. From:Stephen Victor <svictor -at- HOUSTON -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 14 Mar 1997 13:26:23 -0600
> >I have an editing question about "anal-retentive"...
> >and a comment....
> >Is "anal-retentive" really supposed hyphenated?
> The following is from Philip Golabuk's Cool Writing Tip Of The Day (Philip
> is a life-long friend of mine and he doesn't mind if I quote him here):
> I received a suggestion from Guy Haas that this week's Free Cool Writing
> Tip (FCWT) address the question of compounds, words elided to make new
> ones, coinages legitimized by usage. Guy's example was "email," a
> I hope this helps...
Put this one in the FAQ under "Trolling Success Stories."
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