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3 comments on this post.
  1. Geoff Hazel:

    “Stay tuned. After the break we’ll be playing 5 Beatles’ songs back-to-front” — ahh, dang. It’s technically correct but just sounds so wrong.

  2. George Shepherd:

    At Wimbledon yesterday the commentator said ” The player scored two second serves back to back ” I assume he meant not facing each other.I cannot think of a suitable word to describe this rubbish by grown up resonsible people.

  3. Bonnie Turner:

    I’m proofreading a novel in which a group of Indians “formed a circle and, “back-to-back, they sent their arrows flying.” I couldn’t figure this out for a while, but now I can see if they’re in a circle, they actually would be back to back.

    I’m seeing back to back (without hyphens) and back-to-back (with hyphens), so I assume either style is acceptable. :)

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