Thank you, Huff Post, for putting a conversation I have almost daily (sometimes with actual people, sometimes in my head) in writing. Please share any annoying words or phrases that you’ve found capitalized in the… More
While this article doesn’t make me proud to be a Badger, it does vindicate me as a proofreader.
In this edition of Find the Typos, I used an excerpt from a New York Times article written by the actress, who’s known for her work in movies such as “Saving Silverman” and “The Whole Nine Yards.”
Just looking at this word makes me laugh. But it is a real word, at least according to Merriam-Webster, the American Heritage Dictionary, and a few other sources. And not only is this word legit–it’s been used since 1766!
I couldn’t think of a better way to illustrate the importance of hyphens in modifiers.