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Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Thu Jun 20 22:17:09 UTC 2002

On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Jesse Sheidlower commented on the sense of

I have been wondering about the range of the -able adjectives. The state
of TN sells a wildlife license plate whose slogan I find particularly
obnoxious: Watchable Wildlife.

I suppose that anything visible is "watchable." I also suppose that by
"watchable" the state means something like "worth watching" or "beautiful
to look at" - doesn't seem to work, to me.


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