OK, Self-Education It Is

by Race Bannon on November 12, 2010

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know I made the conscious decision from the start to use self education instead of the more conventional spelling of self-education. I had my reasons, but after a steady series of times when my grammatical skills have been called into question, I give in. From now on I’ll be using the conventional self-education form of the hyphenated word.

If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know I made the conscious decision from the start to use self education instead of the more conventional spelling of self-education. I had my reasons, but after a steady series of times when my grammatical skills have been called into question, I give in. From now on I’ll be using the conventional self-education form of the hyphenated word.

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1 Stacia April 29, 2011 at 7:40 am

I can understand your preference without the hyphens. I myself am a voracious browser of the huge chunk of knowledge provided by the Internet. In philosophy, I know that the self is really just a bridge between our internal (ego) and the external world (reality; others other than our self). By that definition, self education is the central idea that involves all about us and of others learning something valuable. Then again, the mass always wins. Welcome to the hyphenated, whereby majority wins and the phrase becomes conventional and therefore widely accepted. :)

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