Arnold M. Zwicky
zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Aug 22 18:33:28 UTC 2005
On Aug 22, 2005, at 10:30 AM, Larry Horn wrote:
>> so "drowned alive" is the best we can do for a compact expression
>> denoting being held underwater, while (initially) alive, for an
>> extended period of time -- an event that will eventually result in
>> death, just as being buried alive will. alas, "drowned alive" is an
>> oxymoron. but that sort of thing doesn't necessarily bother most
> Less compact: "buried alive in/by water"
totally bizarre for me: burying has to be in the ground.
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