[Ads-l] to ------ drive (fill in blank)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 18 21:25:09 UTC 2015

> So I don't think it's really "to ___-drive (fill in the blank)", unless
it gets you a new category of actions.

Actually the header was a challenge, not a theoretical postulate. I agree
that to "fast drive" is currently unlikely.

Or is it? From 2002:

"We fast drove to Wabasha, our next stop."

>From 2005:

In the end Demelza had to fast-drive home to fetch her TV.

*www.roadtripamerica.com › ... › Topics › RoadTrip Field Reports*
<http://www.roadtripamerica.com › ... › Topics › RoadTrip Field Reports>

We slow-drove through the heart of the park to see all the weird rock.

And the piece of resistance (2014): www.sau.com.au › ... › Forced Induction

I had to reckless drive it to get any acceleration and when the torque was
there cops were the main problem because of the vastly illegal speed.


On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 2:37 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 1:03 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> > in the minority
> Been there, lived that, agree with you entirely. Use hyphenation and use it
> *correctly*, for heaven's sake! No more "You're up-to-date!" but, "An up to
> date version..."! Bring back the comma! That unnecessary nanosecond of
> double-take really "bugs my head," as we said, back in the day of my lost
> youth.
> Peeves being extremely idiosyncratic and essentially nonsense, I must add
> that dropped apostrophes don't annoy me nearly so much as missing commas
> do.
> Youneverknow.
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