Wow, now there's something I haven't seen in a long time...
Isn't the hyphen also unnecessary?
"Don't wanna be ALL BY MYSEEEEEEELF!"
i remember those books! we used to get them before every looong car trip.
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!
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.
Oh heck, I'll throw caution to the wind: Does it come with batteries?
hahaha- i was thinking the same thing
I totally had one of these books when I was younger! Purely for the articles of course >.>
❉ 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.
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