[Ads-l] _into_ as an adjective

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 12 02:46:24 UTC 2015


On Sat, Jul 11, 2015 at 9:13 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>
> "His _into_ music wasn't rap."
>
> In a comment posted to Uproxx.com by a black commenter using the
> nom-de-plume, "SonicRulez" in a discussion of an article in The Atlantic
> that doesn't recognize Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as black.
>
> "His into music" gets about 1,520 raw hits. There are about 21,200 raw hits
> for "her into music," since the feminine pronoun is Acc. - "drew her into
> music" - as well as Poss., obviously.

Guessing this is just a typo -- "into" for "intro", no? A wrestler's
intro music would be the music that plays when he enters the ring, so
presumably the commenter finds it significant that The Rock didn't use
rap for his entrances.

--bgz

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