Monday, October 08, 2007

a lack of confidence

People are not confident about using hyphens anymore. They’re not really sure what they’re for.

Oxford English Dictionary editor Angus Stevenson, commenting on how some 16,000 hyphens were eliminated from the sixth edition, published last month. As reported in the New York Times.

That's all well and good -- but I'm going to make a fuss if they start messing with my em dash.

1 comment:

narthex said...

it could that the hyphen will die in the way of other parts of written language due to the use electronic media?

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