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Nuts about hyphens

MillersHarvest[17 July 2016] Well done, the Miller’s Harvest brand. They faced a kind of fork-handle/four-candle dilemma when choosing a product name for a walnut, almond and hazel-nut creation.

Should it be ‘three nutcrackers’, ‘three nut crackers’ (what – only three in a packet?), or three-nut crackers?

They sensibly chose the latter, thus educating millions of supermarket shoppers on one of the correct uses of the hyphen, to create a composite adjective before a noun.


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