[Ads-l] -hootered

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Fri May 13 23:22:19 EDT 2016

Reminds me of the joke of the intern on the OB ward, expressing surprise to 
the grossly obese woman about her repeated pregnancies:
"Oh, I get that question from short-dicked doctors all the time."
Dave Hause
-----Original Message----- 
From: Benjamin Barrett
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 1:13 AM
Subject: Re: -hootered

You mean that the grammar allows body parts to become adjectives, as in 
big-footed? That’s a good point. (I have trouble with “a big-penised man” 
but perhaps it’s all right.) BB

> On 12 May 2016, at 23:08, Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> The construction is standard; it's just its use with this noun that's 
> novel.

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