[Ads-l] Pink Sneaker Stripes? (Pinked?)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 13 20:25:17 UTC 2014


On Dec 13, 2014, at 3:20 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> At 12/13/2014 10:56 AM, Guy Letourneau wrote:
> 
>> >From:    ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM>
>> [Begin excerpt]
>> Often, visitors threw food to the hippopotamus, half-eaten ice cream
>> bars. The other day an athletic shoe appeared. The hippopotamus
>> rumbled over to it immediately. He picked at the laces with his
>> cylindrical foreteeth until the knots came loose, tongued the Persian
>> blue nylon until it shone pristine, and finally separated the pinked
>> edge of one of the three white leather stripes from the nylon upper.
>> [End excerpt]
>> I wonder how many readers would imagine white stripes with pink edges,as opposed to the jagged or dancetty edge.... - GLL
> 
> I had to think for a few seconds about "pinked" until I remembered, but I knew it wasn't a "pink" edge.
> 
So would a reference to "pinking shears" be understood to denote a kind of lacy undergarment that gradually turns pink?  

LH

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