JAY Z's hyphen looking for work
July 25th, 2013
05:30 PM ET

JAY Z's hyphen looking for work

You know it's hard out here for a hyphen.

Once it became widely known that the artist formerly known as "Jay-Z" had dropped the hyphen and gone to ALL CAPS, that meant said hyphen was no longer being employed.

So what's a poor hyphen to do? Turn to Craigslist, of course. The Drum reports that an ad has popped up, allegedly from the now available hyphen.

"Hardworking SBL (Straight Black Line) seeks immediate, full or part-time employment having been recently laid off by my previous employer after 19 years of devoted service," the ad reads.

The hyphen goes on to explain that it is "experienced and proficient in joining two separate words to create a compound word" and "preventing confusion or awkward combination of letters."

Can you help a hyphen out?

Filed under: Celebrities • Jay-Z

soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. f-najera

    I have just employed the hyphen, full time, full benefits... until ObamaCare kicks in!

    July 30, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. harlem nights

    his young pride , her everlasting nest rs

    July 29, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jubei

    They call this stuff Music?

    July 28, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mikki

    What JAY Z wants to do with his name, or his hyphen, is his business. Yes, he's famous, but why do people care about what name he parades under? He's still in the Game, his music's still excellent, and he's alive and kicking. Let him live his life, people!

    July 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  5. joanie does not have class or the personality...joannie is a hack

    we tolerate Joannie

    July 26, 2013 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. we tolerate her...because of fonzie, potsie and ralph....


    July 26, 2013 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. Alvarez

    My poop is looking for work.

    July 26, 2013 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. M.A.P.

    Single People are not a race, Mandy. God damn what is wrong with you today? Go take a sh!t or something, stop posting every fcuking insane thought that enters your head.

    July 26, 2013 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. Alvarez

    I'll need a shovel to clear my underpants of all this poop.

    July 25, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Steves

    Stop the presses!

    July 25, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Poop

    I just pooped my pants

    July 25, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mark

    Am I reading the Onion or an Onion article linked to CNN's MAIN PAGE?

    July 25, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Really?

    This is the best you could do just to drag Jay-Z (ha ha, I used the hyphen) into the conversation. Who gives a flying flip what he calls himself. Next year, it will probably be "your highness Jay Z". This was the lamest attempt at an article to date. Must be a really slow entertainment news day.

    July 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |

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