[Ads-l] "doggles"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 23 01:03:38 UTC 2015

Featured in a story on tonight's NBC News.  Yup, goggles for dogs, apparently all the rage: you retire and ride around the country on your chopper, with your faithful canine companion in the side-car wearing doggles.  I didn't realize from the episode that it's a proprietary name, but evidently it is: http://shop.doggles.com/dog/eyewear.  Still, a more esthetic blend to my ear than "deflatriot", "Belicheat", "Cheatriots", or what have you.   But then again I'm a New Englander, so maybe not entirely objective.

Another coinage or two along the way on this relatively original take on the "scandal":

As for "doggles", I'm looking forward to the first computers (lab-tops?) on which dogs will be able to access the internet, using the patented fetch engine Doogle.  (And of course there's already Spotify for the musical mutts.)


On Jan 22, 2015, at 7:17 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

> And perhaps SPNOTY (Sports Proper Noun of the Year) -- "Deflatriot."  The definition probably hasn't quite settle down yet -- but I sense something like "Person in the New England Patriots' organization who either performed, requested, ordered, or was aware of deflation of game footballs," as in the alleged NY Daily News's "Deflatriots CHATED!" It also occurs (sometimes uncapitalized) as an attributive adjective; once as a verb ("Deflatriot fans gonna deflatriot"); and once with capitals for both D and F.
> Joel
> At 1/19/2015 07:12 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>> I was watching the network news and poised to predict to the list the rise of a new early WOTY candidate, "deflate(-)gate", but then I thought of googling first, and sure enough it's all over the web already.  Gotta work on that trigger finger!
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