wedded to the hyphen
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 5 03:23:56 UTC 2004
At 10:00 PM -0400 7/4/04, James C Stalker wrote:
>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
Maybe he lost his hyphen riding his bi-cycle.
>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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