Friday, December 15, 2017

THE COST OF HYPENS in 1928 + 2017


My appreciation for the writings of E.B. White is no secret to anyone who reads this blog. The essay posted atop this entry is one of my favorites. It was published eighty-nine years ago today; and times they sure are a changing, for today if "a writer at work" inserted "a little mark," it would not cost him half a dollar, but it might cost him his tweet if the hyphen made it too many characters.

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