[Ads-l] to drunk-Google [Re: another one for the files]

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Oct 7 13:59:37 UTC 2015

On 10/7/15 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
>> 2. April 26, 2006
>> >https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__exaltedkarpoozi.livejournal.com_10204.html&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=qlO88dXVubV-WD7tcG9joYbyHsxZfsEgz7keaYKfUYw&s=BXKIV3rTZzHSYqcLo4Wyo665SUP4oc0gCGi3OZTUpzw&e=  
>> >Better to write it and leave it posted online for you to stumble across while drunk-googling yourself when up too late with a sick child.
> That one is especially nice:  is it "to self-drunk-google" or "to auto-drunk-google"?  The latter sounds too much like we're talking about someone who drunk-drives, so better stick to the former.
This one struck me because one isn't necessarily literally drunk 
(although one certainly could be!) "when up too late with a sick child", 
but is in a comparable altered mental state (due to sleep deprivation): 
so it's *already* being used metaphorically/its semantic field is 
already spreading.

---Amy West

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