[Ads-l] Reanalysis of "X is proud to be..."

Matthew Miller matthewjmiller07 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 29 22:42:14 UTC 2015

McGill has a sign that says "The Redpath/Maclennan Terrace is proud to be a
smoke-free area".  It looks like some sort reanalysis has taken place from
instances like e.g. "MacDonald's is proud to offer chicken nuggets" in
which Macdonald's is taken to be referring to the place itself, as opposed
to the institute/people thereof.

Matthew Miller

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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