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 Post subject: New Words
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:10 pm 
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The sixth edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary has knocked the hyphens out of 16,000 words, many of them two-word compound nouns. Fig-leaf is now fig leaf, pot-belly is now pot belly, pigeon-hole has finally achieved one word status as pigeonhole and leap-frog is feeling whole again as leapfrog.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7004661.stm


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:45 pm 
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aarrggghhh, just as you thought you were in site of teh goalposts.... :shock:


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