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"I do love you, Ross. But I'm not ready to hyphenate yet."
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"I had considered hyphenating my last name, but now I'm leaning towards and underscore."
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"Is 'nut-job' hyphenated?"
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"Dickie and I were so relieved to hear that you were born with you hyphen."
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"Two Rodent-Americans Pursed by a Feline-American."
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'Can you give me one good reason why you never use hyphens?'
'Is anal retentive hyphenated?'
"I was a gainfully employed copy editor. Suddenly, one day, I couldn't tell an em dash from an en dash."
'I'll agree to a fifty-fifty split, but I get the hyphen.'
'I plan to hyphenate my name when I marry. But eventually I'd like to upgrade to a semicolon followed by a lightning bolt.'
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"I get paid by the word."
'Is there a hyphen in stickup?'
'Is there a hyphen in stickup?'
"Actually, it's Bernstein; Perkins. We decided to semicolon."
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