Tuesday, June 01, 2004

  Oh, what a tangled web we create, when first we practice to hyphenate.

It strange when you see someone writing about a personal pet peeve. But this is a perfect example of people not thinking clearly, when the problem is obvious from day 1 if they thought it through.
Well, maybe they should be free to decide; after all, our parents let us decide. That's what we told friends who teased us with questions like, What if your child wants to marry someone with a hyphenated name? We waved the question away; it sounded like a monkeys-with-typewriters impossibility. But in college, when Megan was dating a friend with a hyphenated name, we had to admit that parental whimsy had handed them a pretty complicated premise.

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