Some Words Given Hyphens To Make Them Look Old-Timey


Courtesy hyphens, which my love pointed out are the official punctuation of old-timey-ness!

  • news-paper
  • nine-teen
  • space-ship
  • ice-cream
  • night-time
  • make-up
  • snow-fort
  • book-shelving
  • brick-layer
  • discon-nected
  • Play-station
  • architecture-school
  • ant-eater
  • web-site
  • pin-ball
  • dino-saur
  • Emmett-Otter’s-jug-band-Christmas
  • week-end
  • doubt-ful
  • tele-vision

Another Blog, Meanwhile Index

The index drifted down just a little bit, and when it closed the day at 109.49 everyone asked if we couldn’t just round that up to 110. No, we can not. But then people point out we would round 49 up to 50, so why can’t we round 109.49 up to 109.5 and from there it’s a short jump to 110? And this is why people who do rounding stuff professionally get all bitey.

109

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Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there.

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