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Subject:No, no hyphen... From:Mark Halpern <mhalpern -at- SCOPUS -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 14 Mar 1997 11:52:19 -0800
I thought I'd already made it clear that anal retentive had, not a
hyphen, but a colon.
>From: Michael Andrew Uhl[SMTP:uhl -at- vislab -dot- epa -dot- gov]
>Sent: Friday, March 14, 1997 2:04 PM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: About anal-retentive...
>I have an editing question about "anal-retentive"...
>and a comment....
>Is "anal-retentive" really supposed hyphenated?
>And, does this term give new meaning to the phrase,
>"Hold that thought"?
>Inquiring minds want to know.
>...I couldn't resist. Sorry Eric.
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