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Re: [PPLetterpress] hand set

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    Message 1 of 7 , Sep 10, 2004
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      ... Or set by hand. :)
      --- Alan Brignull <alanb@...> wrote:

      > I think compound words like this usually start off
      > hyphenated and gradually
      > lose the hyphen as they become more familiar. For
      > example, I have a book
      > printed in the 1960s which hyphenates "motor-way"
      > but that looks very
      > old-fashioned now. So I don't think there's any
      > danger we printers would
      > misunderstand 'handset' as one word where as the
      > general public might need
      > it hyphenated, in case they think 'handset type' is
      > a sort of type that
      > comes from a handset.
      >
      > Alan
      >
      >
      >
      > *********************************
      >
      >
      > > Has there been a conversation about the correct
      > usage of the word hand-set,
      > > hand set, and handset? I see all of the above in
      > use.
      > >
      > > I see 'handset' all the time, but isn't that a
      > part on a telephone? In the
      > > dictionary it seems proper to hyphenate the word,
      > but has 'handset' become a
      > > word through use in the letterpress community?
      > >
      > > I am confused,
      > >
      > > Inge
      >
      >
      >





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