[Ads-l] perpetrate; spin up

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Feb 15 16:26:42 UTC 2015


At 2/15/2015 09:38 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>"Lone wolfs?"  Those jihadist terrormongers don't *deserve* our allomorphy.
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>LH
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>P.S.  I'll beat Jerry Cohen to the punch and suggest that the 
>intransitive "perpetrating around the globe" is a blend of 
>transitive "perpetrate" and "proliferate".

And "penetrate" and "perpetuate"?

Joel

>And "spin up" < "spin off" + "spit up"?  Or is that a blend too far?
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>On Feb 15, 2015, at 8:42 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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> > A  CNN commentator refers to lone-wolf terrorist attacks that are
> > "perpetrating around the globe" and notes that jihadist websites "spin up"
> > the lone "wolfs."
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> > JL
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