Sub ire as hacks slash word length: getting the skinny on thinnernyms The headline writer's vernacular! (Also, in hindsight 'word girth' would more apropos in that head.) #link You were reading Sub ire as hacks slash word length: getting the skinny on thinnernyms, a link posted with comment by MacDara Conroy. It is filed under Media and was published in January 2015. If you liked what you read here, you can follow this site on Twitter @MacDaraBlogs or via reader feed, and find many more entries in the Archive. Share this entry on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or Google+, or by email.