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

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Tue Jul 21 15:11:03 UTC 2015


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There's the sex examples:  grudge-fuck, mercy-hump . . . . 

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> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jonathan Lighter
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> Subject: Re: to ------ drive (fill in blank)
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: to ------ drive (fill in blank)
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> Here's what a Republican "strategist" just told CNN...at least up to the point where my brain shut down:
> 
> "Donald Trump never apologizes for anything.  He just word vomits and then...."
> 
> I imagine that the now standard "babysit" is an early cousin of this tendency.
> 
> A direct antecedent of "to reckless drive" is "to low-crawl," which is universal in the armed forces. I don't know if it antedates the VN War,
> though.
> 
> Wilson?
> 
>  JL
> 
> On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 5:25 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> > Poster:       Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> > Subject:      Re: to ------ drive (fill in blank)
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> > > 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:
> >
> > http://cgee.hamline.edu/rivers/MA/expedition/expedition2002/Alexjourna
> > l.htm=
> > l
> >
> >
> > "We fast drove to Wabasha, our next stop."
> >
> > From 2005:
> > pages.intnet.mu/servas/Archives/.../No%2013%20-%20June%202005.do...
> >
> > In the end Demelza had to fast-drive home to fetch her TV.
> >
> > 2007:
> > *www.roadtripamerica.com =E2=80=BA ... =E2=80=BA Topics =E2=80=BA
> > RoadTrip = Field Reports* <http://www.roadtripamerica.com =E2=80=BA
> > ... =E2=80=BA Topics =E2=80=BA Ro= adTrip 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 =E2=80=BA ...
> > =E2=80=BA =
> > Forced Induction
> > Performance
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 2:37 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
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> > > Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> > > Subject:      Re: to ------ drive (fill in blank)
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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.
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > -Wilson
> > > -----
> > > All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
> > > to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> > > -Mark Twain
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