bad-hair day OR bad hair-day?

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Jan 25 03:55:57 UTC 2000

That's an interesting distinction, Ron, but I really do think that bad is
modifying hair and not hair day.  BTW, why can't it be a non-hyphenated
compound?  I'm perfectly happy with it that way.

> From: RonButters at AOL.COM
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 20:28:19 EST
> Subject: bad-hair day OR bad hair-day?
> Somebody said it should be "bad-hair day"--but it seems to me that it is
> pronounced "bad hair-day"--right?

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