wedded to the hyphen
James C Stalker
stalker at MSU.EDU
Mon Jul 5 02:00:52 UTC 2004
Ah, the ironies of fate. Incredibly rich(assuming he patented and retained
control of the patent), but he lost his hyphen.
stalker at msu.edu
Arnold M. Zwicky writes:
> 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 csli.stanford.edu), giggling in hyphens
James C. Stalker
Department of English
Michigan State University
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