[Ads-l] Another compound noun gets verbed

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Oct 31 11:08:39 EDT 2020


Hyphen-movement: it’s the hyphen from “air-fryer the squash”.  Skittish, those little punctuation thingies.  

> On Oct 30, 2020, at 11:44 PM, Mark Mandel <markamandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Did they really hyphenate "skin on"?
> 
> MAM
> 
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2020, 9:30 AM Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu> wrote:
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>> I know we post lots of these, but this was just too good not to share.
>> Came from a mailing list for air fryer owners:
>> 
>> 
>> 1.                   The skin of acorn squash cooks soft and is totally
>> edible if you want to keep the skin-on.
>> 
>> If you prefer to air fryer the squash with the skin off, then just peel
>> the squash before you cut into it.
>> 
>> 
>> Geoffrey S. Nathan
>> WSU Information Privacy Officer (Retired)
>> Emeritus Professor, Linguistics Program
>> http://blogs.wayne.edu/proftech/
>> geoffnathan at wayne.edu
>> 
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