a new complement-taking verb

Benjamin Fortson fortson at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Wed Oct 9 13:40:12 UTC 2002

That's brilliant. Kind of the opposite development that "ejaculate"


On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, Arnold Zwicky wrote:

> i suppose it was inevitable, given the metaphorical extension of
> "masturbate" i talked about briefly a little while ago.  here's a
> sentence from a posting to the newsgroup sci.lang today (from a poster
> notably down on the chinese):
>  >While Chinese dorks were masturbating how great their Chinese
>  >character inventions were, Koreans took a step further to educate
>  >the common people.
> arnold (zwicky at csli.stanford.edu)

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