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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 7 14:45:46 UTC 2015


I am patiently waiting for the day that auto-drunk-googling means letting
Google drive because one is to drunk to take the wheel.
On Oct 7, 2015 9:59 AM, "Amy West" <medievalist at w-sts.com> wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: to drunk-Google [Re: another one for the files]
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> On 10/7/15 12:00 AM, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> >> 2. April 26, 2006
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> 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.
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> ---Amy West
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