semantic drift: popup; deconstruct

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 23 23:22:17 UTC 2008

CBS did something similar on a re-run of one its regular programs. A
CSI, perhaps? There was an attention-getting sound and a bit of trivia
about the scene or about one of the actors in it or some such would
appear at the bottom of the screen just long enough to prevent it from
being fully comprehensible.


On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
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> At 2/23/2008 04:22 PM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>  >I've seen this type of "pop-up" information as a special feature on
>  >various DVD releases of films.
>  I've seen pup-up information about the current scene -- at the bottom
>  of the screen -- during some movies on a cable channel I don't recall.
>  Joel
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