Monday, September 28, 2009

Oxford takes away hyphens

Way to encourage laziness.

Oxford has decided to release their new dictionnary by eliminating over 16000 hypenated words.
The reason?
"People are not confident about using hyphens anymore, they're not really sure what they are for...Printed writing is very much design-led these days in adverts and Web sites, and people feel that hyphens mess up the look of a nice bit of typography. The hyphen is seen as messy looking and old-fashioned.""
Well this is certainly encouraging... Maybe they'll change "You" for "U" to support all internet typing needs and finally make space for "lol" in the dictionary. Hey Oxford, while you're at it, why don't you stick Kanye West's face under douche-bag... or wait... is it... douchebag... LOOK WHAT YOU DID NOW.

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