To which velocityboy replies,
"Some girls de-hyphenate by horse-riding, fence-sitting, or while re-aligning for a dismount at the Olympics when their pre-pubescent and ill-advised eating disorders force a shock-effect on their interior grammar.
Now the age in which girls begin punctuation is generally between nine-and-sixteen. This has no effect upon the hyphen. In fact, many girls opt instead of hyphen interference, to use their colon instead. One must avoid the semi-colon, it is a mere tease. One must use the entire colon: like this."