Dash it!

Hmmm… First it was the apostrophe. Now it’s the hyphen that is under threat

The sixth edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary has knocked the hyphens out of 16,000 words, many of them two-word compound nouns. Fig-leaf is now fig leaf, pot-belly is now pot belly, pigeon-hole has finally achieved one word status as pigeonhole and leap-frog is feeling whole again as leapfrog…

Thanks to James Miller, who notices these things.