a new entry for the unpack-that-euphemism competition
bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Aug 5 21:44:47 UTC 2012
In case anyone is wondering, the (non-adjectival) word in question is
On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Oh, a trick question!
> Somebody at the Times doesn't know what "adjective" means. (It's 2012, so
> I'm not surprised!)
> Or did the original read, "...who do not seek attention like you
> On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 4:40 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> > OK, we finally sorta sorted out how Rashida Jones manages to
> > "[masturbate] vegetables". This week's contest (no gold medal for the
> > winner) involves Finding That Adjective. The context is an article
> > about "Montauk's Hipster Fatigue", as illustrated by locals sporting
> > T-shirts with a diagonal line through a fedora, and worse, i.e.
> > invocations of what have come to be called "Second Amendment solutions"
> > to deal with the influx of rich tourists (after they've been relieved of
> > some of their disposable income, of course).
> > http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/fashion/montauk-feels-the-effects-of-too-many-hipsters.html
> > As the Web site Diehipster.com puts it in a diatribe aimed at
> > urban-based hipsters, "You've accomplished nothing over the last
> > decade but displaced hard-working families, old-time residents and newly
> > arrived immigrants who do not seek attention like you [Offensive
> > Adjective Inappropriate for Family Newspaper].
> > I checked the diehipster.com site, but despite learning some useful, if
> > non-adjectival, lexical items (apparently the dread hipsters, not
> > content with "pussifying" the outer reaches of Brooklyn, will be
> > marching on to colonize distant outposts of "Flyoverlandia"), I didn't
> > find out what this [Offensive Adjective Inappropriate for Family
> > Newspaper] might have been. No credit for offensive nouns; only
> > adjectives will be considered.
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