[Ads-l] Full-frontal

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 16 20:12:31 UTC 2014

This is not likely to be new, but do add to the list


This seems to be yet another case if specific >> general, displacing more
appropriate terminology. In this case, the term is "full-frontal" for
what's actually partial dorsal.

> In the most revealing photo (seen above, with black bars that didn't make
their way to the magazine), a nude Kardashian goes full-frontal, wearing
nothing but a pearl choker.
> Not everyone was a fan of the now-famous booty shot

If it's a booty shot, it cannot be frontal. Never mind that "full-frontal
[nudity]" usually implies head-to-toe naked. The reference to "nothing but
a pearl choker" also seems to be a bit off. But, I suppose, one can still
get a full-frontal shot with boots, gloves and hat on.

Years ago I commented (posted by AZ) about "quadriplegic" taking over
"paralized" and "paraplegic". And there are plenty similar examples.


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