Hockey-mommin' like Tutankhamun

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 5 18:16:26 UTC 2008

At 9:00 AM -0700 9/5/08, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Cindy McCain sez:
>"John has picked a reform-minded ... hockey-mommin' ... basketball
>shootin' ... moose huntin' ... fly-fishin' ... pistol-packing ...
>mother of five for vice president."
>What she meant was "pistol-packin' *mama*" of five. Also, I would
>have added a few more that come to mind.
>Still the most remarkable string of modifiers in pulicdiscourse
>since "one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people-eater."
And from what I've seen, it could be an even more elegant and more
symmetrical string if the first modifier were adapted to yield


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