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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jul 21 15:30:12 UTC 2015


> On Jul 21, 2015, at 11:11 AM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL> wrote:
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> There's the sex examples:  grudge-fuck

I read this as "grunge-fuck", as in perhaps what they do in Seattle (with Nirvana playing in the background) or more generally relating to earlier meanings of grunge.  I thought I'd check this on the web, and if urbandictionary can be trusted (never a simple matter) it seems like "grunge-fuck" exists but with the kind of meaning I'd associate with "grudge-fuck" rather than anything I'd associate with grunge.  

LH

> , 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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>> 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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>>>> 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:
>>> 
>>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cgee.hamline.edu_rivers_MA_expedition_expedition2002_Alexjourna&d=AwIFAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=x-04O2HSc4tMAZBSyfUOB5bvfC2AAa8KElMpCJVS0HI&s=wbjNT0njwwvIZUVD1s7JESc0qhx-4xTAg2-SG5Ne6G8&e= 
>>> 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* <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.roadtripamerica.com-20-3DE2-3D80-3DBA-0A&d=AwIFAg&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=x-04O2HSc4tMAZBSyfUOB5bvfC2AAa8KElMpCJVS0HI&s=JduMP-NRNpciw3ejYWS9lsynCqoyXR8V7HypwGuInis&e= > > ... =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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>>>> 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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>>>> -Wilson
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>>>> 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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