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Uses of The Hyphen #1

Hyphen (Swe: Bindestreck; Sweng: Binding stroke)

To form one-time-only compounds and special coinages:
an I-don’t-care-what-you-think-of-me type
the beep-beep-beep of the horns
a motorcycle’s pb-pb-b-b-b! (The Holt Guide to English)

the hmm-brru(p) of the humming machine gun
the f(e)h-oww of the snow shoveling elephant (WHAMMO, Öyvind Fahlström)

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