mlee303 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Mar 14 19:21:34 UTC 2002
Yes, I meant to also send it to the list.
- Mai Kuha <mkuha at bsuvc.bsu.edu> wrote:
> Thanks! Very interesting. Did you mean to send this message just to
> instead of the list? Others might be interested too.
> On Wed, 13 Mar 2002, Margaret Lee wrote:
> > This was spoken by Queen Latifah's character in the 1996 movie
> > it Off" when she and her three female friends successfully robbed
> > bank. On a recent Ricki Lake show on large size models, one of
> > (African American) said, "You've seen us on the runway, you've
> > us in print, you've got to admit, big girls represent."
> > --- Mai Kuha <mkuha at BSUVC.BSU.EDU> wrote:
> > > Last night, I unintentionally ended up semi-watching the Fear
> > > Factor again
> > > (I was working on something and didn't bother to get up to turn
> > > TV off
> > > when this show came on), and heard an intransitive use of
> > > "represent".
> > >
> > > This probably isn't news to anyone else, but, just in case,
> > > are the
> > > examples: a contestant who is one of the Backstreet Boys (it
> was a
> > > celebrity Fear Factor) explained twice that he has to
> > > for the
> > > Backstreet Boys" or face dire social consequences. On a
> > > show,
> > > when there was only one male contestant left to compete against
> > > women,
> > > the host told him: "You're the only guy left! You have to
> > > represent!"
> > >
> > > A search on "intransitive represent" at google.com turns up an
> > > illuminating prescriptive rant which suggests that this use is
> > > least a
> > > few years old. What I'm curious about is that all the examples
> > > seen
> > > or heard were produced by men. Has anyone heard a woman say she
> > > to
> > > represent?
> > >
> > > -Mai
> > >
> > > _________________________________
> > > Mai Kuha mkuha at bsuvc.bsu.edu
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> > & University Editor
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> Mai Kuha mkuha at bsuvc.bsu.edu
> Department of English (765) 285-8410
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& University Editor
Department of English
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