I was going to write the words ‘shock horror’ in my blog yesterday but hesitated as I didn’t know if it was hyphenated, separated by a comma or just two separate words. The Cambridge dictionary defines it as “an expression used when you are pretending to feel very shocked by a piece of news” and shows it written as ‘shock, horror’, for example:
“Shock, horror! The interest rates have risen again.”
“The amount of shock-horror stories in the newspapers has risen in the last two years.”
How would you write shock-horror?