[Ads-l] Good news for ammunition sales, and for back-formations

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 2 01:50:30 UTC 2016


The verbs "to open-carry" and "to conceal-carry" are having their day in the sun (and in the shadows):

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/01/us/-2016-01-01-texas-open-carry-gun-law.html


And there's also this, from a post-game interview with Rose Bowl hero Christian McCaffrey after he led Stanford to a lopsided win:

Interviewer Maria Taylor of ESPN:
"Well, Christian, quite an explosive night. You break two Rose Bowl records.  How aware were you of your productition all throughout the game?"  

I assume a nonce blend of "productivity" with "production" rather than an actual entry in her lexicon.

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