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No. 2636: Garfield Plus Correct Hyphenation II

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Garfield Plus Correct Hyphenation II

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Strip by: Sloublues

Jon: That's me with my high school football team
Garfield: Ah...
Jon: The nerds hated us
Garfield: They were probably intimidated by you guys
Jon: So one day I challenged one of them to a game of chess
Jon: I said, "Make the first move, you little dweeb"
Jon: That's when he shoved his bishop up my nose
Jon: It's kind of hard to talk about
Garfield: Not half as hard as it is to listen to

The author writes:

Unhyphenated common compound nouns don't magically grow a hyphen just because they're positioned as a modifier directly before the noun they modify, Jon. Sheesh. No wonder it took you nearly thirty years to get a girlfriend.

Original strip: 2002-04-28.