Friday, November 07, 2008

you know what I mean


Maybe you guys can make some "by-yourself jokes" about this one. Thanks, Kathy in Baltimore.

11 comments:

GucciLittlePiggy said...

IMMACULATE.

ivazqueznet said...

Wow, now there's something I haven't seen in a long time...

❉ pixie ❉ said...

Isn't the hyphen also unnecessary?

Linz said...

"Don't wanna be ALL BY MYSEEEEEEELF!"

appleve said...

i remember those books! we used to get them before every looong car trip.

Little Fish said...

Everyone one who's commented so far is just trying to keep this G-rated, right? I'm not the only one who thought "by yourself enjoyment" was a euphamism for... umm...err... Oh just admit it, you were all thinking what I was thinking!

bethany said...

little fish: um, yes. My post was meant to be a nod to the assumption that everyone was thinking that but maybe I didn't need to say it on a family website. But it was perhaps overly subtle.

eilbeback said...

Oh heck, I'll throw caution to the wind: Does it come with batteries?

Kate said...

hahaha- i was thinking the same thing

Rachel said...

I totally had one of these books when I was younger! Purely for the articles of course >.>

Jeff Barnes said...

❉ pixie ❉: The hyphen is arguably correct, as "by-yourself" is a compound modifier for the noun "enjoyment." If "by yourself" followed "enjoyment" ("hours of enjoyment by yourself"), it would be rendered without a hyphen, because it would be acting as a prepositional phrase.