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No. 2593: Garfield Plus Correct Hyphenation I

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Garfield Plus Correct Hyphenation I

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Strip by: Sloublues

Jon: Godzilla, did you eat my jelly-filled Tokyo?
Godzilla: It was like this, Jon. It happened to be a rogue city wounded in a jungle bakery
Godzilla: Crazed with fear and pain, it charged my mouth and I was forced to eat it in self-defense
Jon: It's times like this I wish I understood him

The author writes:

When a compound adjective consisting of a noun before an adjective occurs directly before the noun it modifies, a hyphen is required, unless

1. I comes before E after C, 2. b2 - 4ac < 0, or 3. it's your turn, your opponent has at least one man on the bar, and the stakes have been doubled exactly once during the match.

Honestly, Jon, this is elementary stuff.

Original strip: 1986-11-28.

Godzilla from a Godzilla wiki.