[Ads-l] "shut up talking"

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Wed Oct 21 01:40:40 UTC 2015


This looks like a blend: "shut up talking" < "shut up" + "stop talking."
Gerald Cohen 
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Wilson Gray (Tuesday, October 20, 2015 8:28 PM) wrote: 

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 6:53 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
> Fwiw, I've heard "shut up talking..." before.
So have I. What should a person say, instead? "Don't talk about..."? "Stop
talking about..."? "Peace. Be still about... Does "Shut up talking
about..." really strike people as an odd construction, even odder than
"splitting" an infinitive with "not"?
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-Wilson
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