Posted by Bob on November 23, 2003
In Reply to: Time outs posted by Henry on November 23, 2003
: : Recently a sports announcer said the team took two times-out during the third quarter.
: : He should have said two time-outs. Yes?
: I'd agree with you! Use of the hyphen seems optional.
Agreed. Over time, many two-word phrases in frequent use tend to grow together, from two words to hyphenation to a single word. Base ball to base-ball to baseball. Web site to web-site to website. English is the most efficient of languages.