Friday, May 20, 2022

House hyphens

Consider the name of H.R. 7688: the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act.

Shouldn’t that be the Consumer Fuel Price-Gouging Prevention Act?

Shouldn’t that be the Consumer Fuel-Price Gouging-Prevention Act?

Shouldn’t that be the Consumer-Fuel-Price Gouging-Prevention Act?

Or — and why not? — the Consumer-Fuel-Price-Gouging-Prevention Act?

I can understand why the bill’s sponsor may have chosen to skip the hyphens.

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