[Ads-l] nominalized "bold"

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Wed May 11 19:22:37 EDT 2016

Or "The Bold and the Beautiful".


      From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
 Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:35 AM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] nominalized "bold"
Do we need to call this abstract-nominalized "bold"?  property-nominalized "bold"?  Nominalization of adjectives for plural reference to those possessing the property is a staider matter:  

"None but the brave deserve the fair"
"The poor ye always have with you"
"The rich are different from you and me"
"the blind leading the blind"


> On May 11, 2016, at 8:20 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> "Listerine! Bring out the bold!"
> JL
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