Monday, February 16, 2009

Anne Hathaway's a what...?


Sometimes I think people forget exactly how useful the hyphen is. See, I think there's a big difference between someone cross-dressing for a movie role (cross-dresser) and a pissed-off piece of bedroom furniture (cross dresser). Anne Hathaway is the former, not the latter...but you'd never know it from seeing that very much unhyphenated article title...

9 comments:

JD (The Engine Room) said...

And what's with the capitalisation in these headlines? Some have initial caps, others not - argh!

Doublebanker said...

Definitely gotta be careful with the use of the hyphen...gave ya a couple clickity clicks.

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THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ JD: Yeah, that annoys me, too. I don't get how they don't notice the discrepancy between how "Oscar misses flight to Hollywood" and "Peter Gabriel Pulls Out Of Oscars" are structured...

The Secret Drinker said...

I was thinking that she was dresser of crosses. She puts one cross in a tank-top and min-skirt while the other wears a toga.

ChicagoLady said...

Maybe Anne Hathaway gets really mad anytime she is forced to get dressed?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Secret Drinker: Ha! Very clever! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ ChicagoLady: If Anne is always mad when she gets dressed, I'd happily take some of her clothes off her hands if it would make her feel better. She's got some lovely designer clothing, and perhaps I could get dressed in them much more happily than she could... :)

Persnickety Ticker said...

I had to do a double take there on Peter Gabriel pulls out of Oscar(s)...what can I say...my mind stays in the gutter sometimes.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha! Well, if your mind is often in the gutter, don't worry--you'll find plenty of kindred spirits here. :)