Monday, September 24, 2007

The Saddest Article, Ever...

Thousands of hyphens perish as English marches on
Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:54pm EDT
By Simon Rabinovitch

LONDON (Reuters) - 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.

And if you've got a problem, don't be such a crybaby (formerly cry-baby).


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