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Just a moment ago I came across this Netzeitung headline: Comicheft zu Anschlägen des 11. September. When I saw the first word, what jumped out at me immediately was “Comicheft.” The next was “Comicheft.” A Russian name? (Even though I got my German and English transliteration mixed up here.) Only after several takes did my mind parse the word in the inteded way as “Comic – heft.” If there was ever a compound in need of a hyphen…


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