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Saturday, September 22, 2007

entry arrow9:00 PM | Good-bye, Goodbye

Reuters reports on the death of...



... the hyphen.

The story goes: "About 16,000 words have succumbed to pressures of the Internet age and lost their hyphens in a new edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Bumble-bee is now bumblebee, ice-cream is ice cream and pot-belly is pot belly.... The hyphen has been squeezed as informal ways of communicating, honed in text messages and emails, spread on Web sites and seep into newspapers and books." Read more here.

[via philippine genre stories]

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