[X] porn

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Mar 29 01:16:23 UTC 2009

At 8:47 PM -0400 3/28/09, Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 5:32 PM -0700 3/28/09, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>>On Mar 28, 2009, at 4:50 PM, i wrote on "[X] porn".
>>now i've posted a very brief note on my blog --
>>   http://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/snowclonelet-composites/
>>about "snowclonelet composites": X fag, porn, queen, rage, virgin,
>Can the retroclone, "porn porn" (as in "cheese cheese", "glass
>glass") be far behind?  (It's not easy to search for!)
P.S.  After sending this, I realized that the "clone" part of
"retroclone" may have suggested a blend of "retronym" with
"snowclone".  It was intended as a blend of "retronym" with "lexical
clone", a.k.a. contrastive focus reduplication (e.g. _salad salad_,
_dog dog_, _like him like him_).

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