Hyphens-Perish In New-Oxford-Dictionary

Friday, 21 September 2007

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Hyphens Missing From Oxford Dictionary

Ra-ma-ra-ma- -Ding-dong-, England-- (IP)-- 16,000 - hyphens -have -disappeared -from -the -Oxford -English-dictionary- and- London- Yard- is- on- the -look -out -for - the- maniac -who -stole -them. He- said- it- will-be- difficult- to-manage- all- of -those -hyphens.

Chief -Inspector -Povenmire -Finootch -says -a -sure -fire-way- to-find -the -hyphen -stealing -culprit -is -to simply- look- for- someone- using- an-excessive -number-of-hyphens- on- the- innernet- (sic) -as -he -so -cleverly -puts-it.

Inspector- Finootch- says- that- there- is- a- very- large-cash- reward- out- for- information- leading- to- the-arrest- and- conviction- of- the- -hyphen -thief. He- went- as- far- as- to- say- that- if- the- thief- would-turn- himself- in- that- the- thief- himself- could- cash-in- on- the- reward- which- he- says- is- in- the- six-figures - category.

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