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    Default usage of pygmalion

    can i say 'he's an unlikely pygmalion' to mean someone that transforms anothr person , like in my fair lady?

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    Default Re: usage of pygmalion

    Quote Originally Posted by fkg
    can i say 'he's an unlikely pygmalion' to mean someone that transforms anothr person , like in my fair lady?
    Pygmalian should have a capital. It's the name of a Greek god from Cyprus who carved a statue of a woman (i.e., he transformed stone into a figure of a woman) and then fell in love with the statue. That's kind of what happens in My Fair Lady, right? The professor transforms a poor woman into a socialite and then he falls in love with her.

    All the best, :D

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