Friday, September 21, 2007

Spelling news

Just thought you English-y types might be interested in the decline of the hyphen reported by Reuters:
Thousands of hyphens perish as English marches on | Reuters

Personally I find hyphens confusing when they're part of the established spelling of a word (as opposed to clarify what word is modifying what). I'll be back to talk about kairos in a few hours.

1 comment:

EditorialEyes said...

Thanks, Amy, for the breaking news about the hyphen! It can be a pesky little critter when it's overused, but I agree that it functions very well for clarification. The article is interesting, and I like the changes discussed.