Saturday, July 10, 2010


Thanks for the hyphen!

Never was there a better example than this headline of why hyphens are important in compound modifiers:

Patent Holder Sues Six Smart-Phone Companies

They have correctly used a hyphen in the compound modifier "smart-phone". And why is this significant?

Well, because otherwise we’d have to accept that there’s such a thing as a phone company that’s smart, that’s why.

1 comment:

The Ridger, FCD said...

I dunno. I might be able to believe that.

But six of them?