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Fruity
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 8:54:07 PM

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Neil and Catherine starts talking about a hyphen in this video at 3:07. What does Catherine call a hyphen? A cheeky little monkey? What does the phrase mean?

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progpen
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 11:21:02 PM

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A cheeky little monkey is a playfully naughty thing. Something that does not behave as expected. Quite often it is said to children when they misbehave.

"Oh I see you with your hand in the cookie jar, you cheeky little monkey."

I think it is also used when someone is disrespectful, like when a child talks back to their parents or teachers.

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Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:48:48 AM

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The Jolly care-free naughty infant whose minor actions nobody minds, is often referred to as 'cheeky little monkey....hyphen, present or absent. matters a little is what Cathy meant.


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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 3:09:04 AM
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Catherine's meaning is more that a hyphens use is very inconsistent or random, sometimes the same word has a hyphen in one dictionary and does not in another one..
In this context she is using the aspect of something that does not behave as expected, that Progen mentions in his explanation.

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