Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hyphens: Your little friends!

Who did what to whom?

In Tunisia, a hairdresser-turned-despot’s wife, Leila Ben Ali, now pronounced on all public matters.

It really does matter where and how often you use the hyphen. Here, Ms. Ben Ali is the wife of a hairdresser turned despot. If that's actually the case, I think the Times has been holding out on us.



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