Monday, October 19, 2009

Protest-Too-Much Department


I like compound-modifier hyphens as much as the next guy, or perhaps a lot more than the next guy, and I laughed and Twitter-linked when my brother posted a photo of a certain subway vigilante's work on a "Law Abiding Citizen" poster.

But I'm not sure that particular omitted hyphen is worthy of the hyperventilating it inspired on an Entertainment Weekly blog.

3 comments:

Janelle said...

actually the lack of hyphen does bother me on this one. without it, i sort of think the law is being forced to abide the citizen. which sometimes is the case

Janelle said...

actually the lack of hyphen does bother me on this one. without it, i sort of think the law is being forced to abide the citizen. which sometimes is the case

Bill said...

Oh, it bothers me, but it's not as though it's "The 40 Year Old/40-Year Old/40 Year-Old Virgin." Everybody gets everything wrong.