Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~ GK Chesterton

Monday, August 3, 2015

Watch those hyphens!

This was a screenshot I took of a news report.  I won't reveal the identity of the news station, as journalistic grammar goofs are dime-a-dozen and no outlet is immune.  Sadly.
  I chuckled over the image of non-life threatening.
Interestingly enough, there are online discussions about whether the phrase should be written as nonlife-threatening or not life-threatening.  No instances, though, where any grammar geek suggests non-life as an option.


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    1. As a local acquaintance, you could stumble across the same news sources I do!