[Ads-l] nouning of adjectives again

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 18 10:24:05 EDT 2016

On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 9:10 AM, James A. Landau wrote:

> Another usage of "do": for some time now Atlantic City, New Jersey, has
> been using the advertising slogan/graphic
> DO
> --
> AC
> It is not clear to me what the exact meaning of "DO" is here, although the
> intent of the graphic seems obvious.
> see, e.g., http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/

Looks like OED3 sense 24: "trans. colloq. To go to, travel within, or visit
as a tourist; to attend (an entertainment)." Earliest cite is:

1817   Countess Granville Let. June (1894) I. 119   We shall then meet them
at Basle, do the Rhine, stay two or three days at Brussels, and home.


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