[Ads-l] "We ARE x !"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Oct 22 20:25:43 UTC 2015


The hipsters I know (with zip codes in Williamsburg and the Mission) are into craft beer, predictable as that may be, and not at all into PBR.  But then so are their parents (at least this one); "flavorless", "tastes like ice cold water", and "provides zero enjoyment" sound about right.  Besides, if India Pale Ale weren't expressly designed for linguists it wouldn't be called IPA.

LH

> On Oct 22, 2015, at 4:01 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Unless you're a hipster:
> 
> Opinion: How did Pabst Blue Ribbon become a hipster favorite?
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.marketwatch.com_story_whatll-2Dyou-2Dhave-2Dnot-2Da-2Dpabst-2Dblue-2Dribbon-2D2015-2D07-2D16&d=AwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=E4xHLAqQYx3F7sGU74OiFIpyxDrc88AvUqePyBDl2MY&s=_DPGIwZ_iHjF4drvu2qhYXk3qCDAF-skMiiUhFit8Wg&e= 
> 
> But then
> 
> Is PBR still cool? America's hipster beer is slowing down
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__money.cnn.com_2015_06_30_investing_pbr-2Dbeer-2Dsales-2Dgrowth_&d=AwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=E4xHLAqQYx3F7sGU74OiFIpyxDrc88AvUqePyBDl2MY&s=7nVUeZwQ2ke890KbNmblFN9dhLGgpagyGgrn0MrOZlg&e= 
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> DanG
> 
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 3:57 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
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>> Subject:      Re: "We ARE x !"
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>>> On Oct 22, 2015, at 3:39 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>> =20
>>> Wir sind Pabst!
>>> When Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI, colleague =
>> Reinhard
>>> Duessel told me of that chant from the Heimat. Strikes me as stronger =
>> than
>>> <Habemus Papam> 'we have a pope': <Wir sind Pabst> lit. 'we are Pope', =
>> as
>>> if to say, 'we not only HAVE a pope, he's one of US!'  (Different from
>>> <*Popes R Us>, which might have been an old Italian slogan.)
>>>    I told Reinhard that <Wir sind Pabst> sounded more like a beer
>>> commercial. He didn't get it.
>>> =20
>> Or a cheer at Camp Randall, the rocking home field of Wisconsin Badgers =
>> football.  For some reason I couldn't fathom while I was living in =
>> Madison, PBR was the brew of choice there.  That was over 30 years ago, =
>> though--maybe the chant now is "Wir sind nicht mehr Pabst": =20
>> cf. =
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__alles-2Dschallundrauch.blogspot.com_2013_02_wir-2Dsind-2Dnicht-2Dmehr-2Dpapst-3D&d=AwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=E4xHLAqQYx3F7sGU74OiFIpyxDrc88AvUqePyBDl2MY&s=g7jeiXzhjZEIY0MHwXhQMFp-6QgbhIicOPahRLtR6Kk&e= 
>> .html     =20
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