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Re: Boy-made-good

Posted by R. Berg on March 28, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Boy-made-good posted by Bruce Kahl on March 28, 2004

: : Hi,

: : Need help on the following sentence:

: : "Paws, Inc. is created by local boy-made-good Jim Davis."

: : What does "boy-made-good" mean?

: : Thanks!

: It means a local citizen who became famous:
: "Paws, Inc. was created by a local boy who has become famous. His name is Jim Davis."

SFC, the placement of hyphens in the sentence you quoted is misleading. "Local" and "boy" go together. "Local-boy-made-good" would express the meaning better.