1. Ex Leper

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    How To Spell Submachine

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Ex Leper, Jun 26, 2016.

    What is the correct way to write submachine gun? Is it:

    1. submachine gun
    2. sub machine gun
    or
    3. sub-machine gun?

    I always thought it was 1, but I can't find submachine in any dictionary.
     
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    Wikipedia uses the first spelling. Also doesn't 'look' weird to me.
     
  4. Ex Leper

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    Thanks. Libre Office spell check keeps telling me I'm wrong.
     
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    izzybot Transhuman Autophage Contributor

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    I use libreoffice too and its spellcheck gives me endless grief, hahah. I feel you.
     
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    I was looking at switching to LibreOffice, but this is one of the reasons I didn't. Who's got time to fix their dictionary?

    Also, the default way to start any programme in LO is through that silly all-in-one window. Not a fan.
     
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    (Quietly opens Google Docs and relishes in slightly superior spell-check system)
     
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