[Ads-l] Dilutions of grandeur

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Feb 13 18:37:53 UTC 2015


That "diffused" situation reminds me of this eggcornish reanalysis (from an online movie review for "Nurse Betty")"

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Betty sneaks off in the middle of the night in her LeSabre and heads toward Los Angeles to meet her self-proclaimed ex-fiancée, Dr. Ravell. She convinces herself that she is a nurse and tries to find the fictitious hospital where Dr. Ravell practices. In her diluted state, she finds herself in the middle of a real life shoot out in front of the hospital.
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Lots of other google hits for a similar use of "diluted".  

LH

On Feb 13, 2015, at 1:24 PM, GUY LETOURNEAU Owner wrote:

> I imagine a doping agent might have been used?
> :-)
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> "the situation was _diffused_."
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