[Ads-l] "Be strung out (behind [NP])" = "be in love (with [NP])"

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sun Jun 21 16:46:32 UTC 2015


There goes my no-oseInto your ro-ose ...
Joel

      From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
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 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] "Be strung out (behind [NP])" = "be in love (with [NP])"
   
On Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 4:42 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> The HDAS def. was to be "infatuated (with)." Too narrow?


IMO, that nails it. As the very next sentence in the op.cit. states,

"His nose was so wide open for her a Mack truck could fit inside."

Is that infatuation? Or is that "infatuation?"


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