Ducatista wrote:I fucking hate hyphens.
Really? Hyphens make me feel warm and tingly all over!
Without hyphens, one can't tell the difference between an instance of no-nonsense statements
and an instance of no nonsense statements.
Why leave the reader to guess the meaning when it can be made explicit?
Same for commas:
Do you know what I mean-mean, dude?
Do you know, what I mean, mean, dude?
Do you know what I mean, mean dude?
Do you know what I mean dude?
Do you know what I mean, dude?