Fine-Tuning 11, Not a Word

Reply Tue 10 Jun, 2003 08:34 am
Yes, I was wrong about unimflammable. That will teach to not look things up before I post! Rolling Eyes

www.m-w.com lists nonimflammable as a non-hyphenated word. (And howzabout that hyphenate! Laughing )
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Reply Tue 10 Jun, 2003 05:27 pm
Webster's also has noninflammable--no hyphen. The prefix non is almost always linked to the rest of the word without a hyphen.
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Reply Tue 10 Jun, 2003 07:35 pm
I was checking the Oxford dictionary online, wondering if I'd gotten my hyphen wrong. (Not according to them.) Got a real chuckle when I noticed that the website has two versions. You can click the Stars & Stripes for the US or the Union Jack for "UK and the rest of the world." Once again, two peoples divided by a common language.

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