Odd hyphenations

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jun 18 01:35:53 UTC 2014

On Jun 17, 2014, at 4:05 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> Hyphenations seen today in the Boston Globe Sports section:
> de-ked -- to take off one canvas shoe?  (In reality, how Clint
> Dempsey maneuvered to score his goal for the U.S. in the World Cup.)

A clever pun; Dempsey faked the Ghanaian defenders out of their (vintage American-made) cleats.


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