Talk:stopgap

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Why 'stopgap' preferred to 'stop-gap'?[edit]

Just doing a quick Wikipedia search: 'stop-gap' gains 4000-odd hits, while 'stopgap' has only 400-odd. Why is 'stop-gap' listed as the alternative spelling when it is the more prevalent usage? EdJogg 11:06, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Google Book Search suggests that they’re about æqually common (vide: stop-gap vs. stopgap; 2,570:2,720). I’ll go make the two forms parallel entries per the resolution to the façadefacade controversy.  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 15:45, 26 March 2009 (UTC)