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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 2 12:28:56 UTC 2016


A composer friend of mine advises me that he's about to "music-direct" the
forthcoming Broadway singin' and dancin' version of "American Psycho."

JL

On Fri, Jan 1, 2016 at 8:50 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> The verbs "to open-carry" and "to conceal-carry" are having their day in =
> the sun (and in the shadows):
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> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/01/us/-2016-01-01-texas-open-carry-gun-law.=
> html
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> And there's also this, from a post-game interview with Rose Bowl hero =
> Christian McCaffrey after he led Stanford to a lopsided win:
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> 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?" =20
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> I assume a nonce blend of "productivity" with "production" rather than =
> an actual entry in her lexicon.
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