Someone made that typo recently, “Manuel” for “Manual,” and how I wish there really were a Chicago Manuel of Style. “Say, Manuel, do I hyphenate this or not?” “Well, it depends.” “Yes or no, Manuel. Geez. Why do you always have to make everything so hard?” “Well that’s because style is not a “yes” or a “no,” my friend. Style is feeling. Style is mystery. Style is life.┬áTell me. Where does this hyphenation occur? Is it an adverb that ends in ‘ly’? Is there an abbreviation involved? Is there a number or ordinal? Do not roll your eyes. Do not [Read More]