Perhaps the "much more" that he was going to get includes the opportunity to "mate with different kinds of dogs". We don't know. But if you could please give us your source and some context as Heypresto requested in #4, it might be clearer.Does it mean that The hound will mate with different kinds of dogs?
thanks!!!I don't think so. It just means literally "much more" (i.e., the complete list of winnings would include more than just the $500 prize and magazine article that are specifically mentioned). The word "mutt" is thrown in simply because (a) it sounds like part of "much", (b) it is dog-related, and (c) the speaker/writer thought it would be funny.
thanksNo. It's a pun reflecting the way 'much more' is pronounced.
Edited: I have no idea at all how it could possibly mean "The hound will mate with different kinds of dogs?". I mean: none whatsoever. I'm not even sure what exactly the word 'hound' means!