Recently I've been stuck on the idea that some words that are joined together should actually be separated, as if they are contractions.
Another = an other = an-other.
Something = some thing = some-thing.
whatever = what ever = what-ever.
into = in to = in-to (same with ''unto'').
The rule on hyphens is to use one when it makes a clearer case but I'm too literal for that.
And what about prefixes and suffixes—actually, they are examples of their own: pre-fix or prefix or pre fix / suf-fix or suffix or suf-fix. But specifically: Re-start or re start or restart / re-evaluate or re evaulate or revaluate.
Confusing me here. I do prefer hyphenating the words but not sure if it is the correct thing to do, regardless if it will win any popularity contests.
Edit: There are also varying rules on whether to hyphenate stretched words, like ''heeeelp'' but it usually isn't done. So why is, say, laughter like ''ha-ha-ha'' hyphenated as such, at least in most stuff I've seen. Specifically it was ''he-he'' but...