So long - Hyphen......

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Dead! This was announced by the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (SOED). The hyphen's death was announced in the latest edition of the SOED, thanks to villians the Email(not E-mail) and the SMS. The short black mark was removed from around 15500 words from the dictionary. So the next time you write "pot-belly", or "pigeon-hole", please don't forget to correct it to "pot belly" and "pigeon hole" respectively and curse the Emails and SMS services. The SOED is supposed to have knocked out the sign as many people has reduced its usage. Their spokesman said,

"We only reflect what people are saying in general are or writing.We have been tracking this for sometime and are finding that the hyphen's usage has reduced enormously. It may upset many, but we are only reflecting widespread everyday use."

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Anonymous on June 17, 2008 at 1:09 PM

I don't have website or a blog but I sure have enjoyed reading and thinking about all the English mistakes I have made and heard.

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