wedded to the hyphen

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Jul 5 01:37:12 UTC 2004

from verlyn klinkenborg's NYT Book Review (7/4/04) review of david
howard bain's The Old Iron Road: An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge
to Go West, p. 6:

...we also meet a lot of people who are less well known, like Edwin E.
Perkins, late of Hastings, Neb.  Perkins was an inventor whose
imagination was wedded to the hyphen.  He created Motor-Vigor,
Glos-Comb and Jel-Aid before finally perfecting the product that made
him wealthy, Kool-Aid.

arnold (zwicky at, giggling in hyphens

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