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Question from LAKELAND, Florida, on Dec. 6, 2023

When referring to the game, is bingo capitalized? 




One word, no hyphen, as a modifier as well.


Lowercase no-see-ums, according to both Webster's New World College Dictionary and Merriam-Webster.


There's a rabbit hole you could dive into online and emerge with no clear result.

I'd use either relations (plural) or relationship: ... cultivated strong relations with local civic leaders or ... cultivated a strong relationship with local civic leaders.

In that case, I'd use the relations choice if you're talking about individual leaders. Relationship if you consider civil leaders one group.

Question from Detroit, on Dec. 5, 2023

Do you use scrap yard or scrapyard


One word, according to Merriam-Webster.


Yes, that makes sense.


We use Gaza on second reference.

Question from Covina, California, on Dec. 4, 2023

Is it "must-dos" or "must-do's"?


I'd make it must-do's, in keeping with our style on do's and don'ts.

Question from Feedback Forum, on Dec. 4, 2023

Is it a callout, a call-out, or something else?


Our friends at Merriam-Webster list callout as the noun and call out as the verb. We agree.




We don't have a preference. Dying of is probably more common.


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