Saturday, 7 May 2016

Hyphenated. Non-hyphenated.

I thought I would start the post off with an irritating conundrum as a title. I hope it doesn't ruin anyone's weekend.

Headline in the Bath Chronicle: Tom Stephenson works during weekend shock. If it's a shock to you, think what it's doing to my system.

Headline in the Norfolk Gazette: Couple's veggie u-turn sparks power-cut in Norwich shock.

Headline in New Day: Paper predicts own demise in mission-statement shock.

Headline in Shrewsbury Gazette: Elderly woman's 5 day Cream-Tea spree sparks manhunt.

Headline in Trelawnyd Gazette: Have you seen this chicken?

Headline in the Daily Franglaise: Retired stock-broker attacks 'Leftie Scroungers'.

Headline in Irish Times: Retired Druid discovers amazing fact on internet! (Also repeated in Huffington Post).

Another headline in Irish Times: Woman's children 'turn pink' shock! (Local G.P. blames a surfeit of cup-cakes).

I like the fact that this post is hyphen-heavy.

20 comments:

  1. A fabulous prize awaits the first clever dick to spot the misplaced hyphen.

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  2. This post is over-hyphenated and there are examples of this in profusion and mis-use thereof.

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    1. I hope that was without prejudice.

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  3. Hyphens seem to be dying out. I must start a Hyphen Preservation Society forthwith. Or should that be forth-with?

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  4. The Daily Tom-Foolery: Stephen-son cooks Cream-buns for lost Farmer's-wife.

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  5. All of these headlines made me smile, as I learned of news stories that had passed me by.

    Thank you.

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    1. I can never be thanked enough, and for that, I thank you.

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  6. That's very funny Tom.

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    1. If you are a friend of Cro, then I will take that as non-irony...

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  7. Seen in TV Times: Tom Stevenson writes yet another blog-post without swearing.

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