This sentence is ungrammatical. We can't explain its meaning without further context and/or explanation. Could you please tell us where you heard/read this sentence?Hello,
Could anyone explain to me what that means?
"The boy done good hates being reminded that he was wrong"
Thank you all.
No. It sounds like a couple of sentences were misheard or mistyped and were meshed together. "The boy done good" is old-fashioned slang but it means that he did something good. "hates being reminded that he was wrong" doesn't, in any way, logically follow that.I'm afraid it's the way it is. Could it be slang?
In other words, you're reading it as "the boy who done good."Well, the way I see it "the boy done good" is more or less a "noun", it refers to the person who is like that, "the one who is successful now"-that is he hates being reminded..... So there is no ellipsis but a strange, complex, refering to a complex reality noun.
I hadn't thought of it as omission of "who", simply as a direct quote from the cliché.In other words, you're reading it as "the boy who done good."
Omission of the relative pronoun "who" is essentially unheard of in modern American English, I think.
I have seen it in older poetry, e.g. "'Tis thou maun bring her hame."