January 27, 2020 |

The end of hyphenated words but not the hyphen

Hyphenated words are gone
News story just off the presses:
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).
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.

Rabbi reflects Yizkor tie-one hyphen still is very critical and won't disappear-in evaluating our lives-the one on the tombstone between birth date and death.

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