Not my beloved hyphens!

Posted on September 21, 2007 by Sarah Eaton.

In our world of word-squishing (thank you, the Internet), hyphens are gradually dropping off.  The Oxford English Dictionary axed 16,000 hyphens in its latest edition.  Some were rather antiquated (like cry-baby vs. crybaby); some I can't imagine ever using (logjam); some even I didn't realize had hyphens in them (lowlife).

You can read all about it here.

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