Get Your X On!

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Sun Aug 21 02:52:53 UTC 2005

On Aug 19, 2005, at 4:31 AM, Steve Keinedler wrote:

> If you or your students are tracking the "Get your ___ on" phrasing,
> immortalized in Missy Elliott's "Get Ur Freak On," you will want to
> know
> about the August 17-24 2005 edition of Boston's Weekly Dig
> ( Everything in this issue is framed in that
> pattern...

someone really needs to elucidate the semantics of these examples.

the Weekly Dig examples all have nouns (as you'd expect from the
possessive modifier), but laura staum at stanford and dave katten at
rice have collected examples with (in the context) clear verbs
("shop", "donate") and adjectives ("cute", "hot").

arnold (zwicky at

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