Hyphens are typically joiners, not stoppers. But if we started debating
hyphen usage, we'll never get anywhere in our discussion of noir and hb. ;)
On 28/08/2009 5:26 PM, jacquesdebierue wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "trentrey"<trent@...> wrote:
>> I thought I'd throw this out here because I know there are a lot of writers and editors on this discussion board.
>> Should the word "noir" be italicized? Or has it been around long enough that it can be thought of as part of the English language now and not italicized?
>> I've seen it both ways, and, unfortunately, written it both ways. I need to pick one.
> It's a standard term like jazz, glamour or chic. No italics, unless you have a special reason to highlight it. I am against italics because they draw attention to specific words and make you stop. For the same reason I am against hyphens and other interrupters.
-- Karin Montin
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