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Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 18 18:37:19 UTC 2015

On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 1:03 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> in the minority

Been there, lived that, agree with you entirely. Use hyphenation and use it
*correctly*, for heaven's sake! No more "You're up-to-date!" but, "An up to
date version..."! Bring back the comma! That unnecessary nanosecond of
double-take really "bugs my head," as we said, back in the day of my lost

Peeves being extremely idiosyncratic and essentially nonsense, I must add
that dropped apostrophes don't annoy me nearly so much as missing commas do.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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