easy, n.

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 29 19:44:43 UTC 2012

I'm sure no woman ever thought you were the Easy, Jon. But, seriously,
this seems to me to be a mere "mention":

"We don't want "easy"."

This is quite different from The Big Easy.


On 8/29/2012 11:03 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Anne Romney last night said "We [women] don't want easy."
> Another ex. of the vastly productive adj. > n. pattern that seemed to
> surprise people a few months ago ("engineering amazing").
> I can think of no single word that expresses Romney's obvious meaning.
> "Ease" doesn't work. What women don't want is for things, or life in
> general, to be easy.
> Which, as the big red EASY Button on my desk proves,  is where women and I
> differ.
> JL

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