Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Aug 2010
    • Posts: 139
    #1

    hood-old-boyhood

    Hello,

    What does "hood-old-boyhood" mean?

    Thank you.

    Cynthia

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,822
    #2

    Re: hood-old-boyhood

    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia Garett View Post
    Hello,

    What does "hood-old-boyhood" mean?

    Thank you.

    Cynthia
    Some context would really help with this! I do wonder if it's meant to be "good old boyhood" but without the rest of the sentence, I have no idea.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Aug 2010
    • Posts: 139
    #3

    Re: hood-old-boyhood

    Sorry. I didn't think it would be that much trouble. Here's the rest of the phrase:

    "Her observations about the man, the jokes her knowing colleagues made about him in the bar near the newsroom after are sorts of material a literary journalist might bring into a narrative about, say, the complex actuality of planning and building a highway exit, along with, perhaps, material on traffic management, bureaucratic structures, urban finance, executive psychology, the politics of urban renewal, and on the meanings of driving and self-promotion and hood-old-boyhood in the writer's own life".

Similar Threads

  1. Robin (bird) and Robin (Hood)
    By Mad-ox in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Mar-2010, 13:59
  2. hood of the ....
    By GUEST2008 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 26-Feb-2009, 06:16
  3. -dom, -hood, -ness, -ship...
    By damas17 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-Sep-2008, 00:45

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •