MILLERJ at FRANKLINCOLL.EDU
Tue Jan 11 05:55:02 UTC 2000
Dennis: Since when are sportscasters interested in quickness (or accuracy,
for that matter)? They have all that dead air to fill; why not fill it with
intelligent comments and language?
You jest got more time to talk than me. I still like "audibilizing"
quickness and accuracy.
dInIs (to busy fer all them dang syllables)
>Dennis: No, I'd say, "He's changing the play at the line of
>"He's calling a new play at the line of scrimmage" - there's really
>to note that it is "audible" (and, as we saw this past weekend, in
>and Seattle, it isn't always).
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Dennis R. Preston [SMTP:preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU]
>> Sent: Monday, January 10, 2000 3:40 PM
>> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>> Subject: Re: belated WOTY
>> It's still more like a first (well maybe second) kiss to me. This
>> adjective-to-noun form (sure an honored trip in English) has a
>> specific (and hard to paraphrase quickly) meaning. Would you say
>> "calling an audible" (which I think we used to say) which,
>> a little silly (if you like purely compositional semantics at any
>> > >Scary! No, it's like being in the delivery room, or
>> >moon rise, or being
>> > >kissed for the first time. The birth and propagation of
>> >is to be
>> > >enjoyed.
>> > >[Okay, right. A little too much exaggeration.]
>> > Grant: I know you're right, but it is hard to feel
>> >you hear, for example, John Madden take the already bastardized
>> >adjective to noun) "audible" and twist it into a verb -- "He is
>> >at the line of scrimmage." That feels more like a kick in the
ass than a
>> >first kiss.
>> > Jerry Miller
>> Dennis R. Preston
>> Department of Linguistics and Languages
>> Michigan State University
>> East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
>> preston at pilot.msu.edu
>> Office: (517)353-0740
>> Fax: (517)432-2736
Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
preston at pilot.msu.edu
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