[Ads-l] more nominalized adjs.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 14 10:32:32 EST 2016


Dispositive Blue Cross Blue Shield ad:

"What does fearless look like? Does fearless age?"

JL

On Sun, Nov 13, 2016 at 8:46 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Nov 13, 2016, at 6:17 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > Sonic:  "Nothing tastes better than free!"
> >
> > Am starting to think these nominalized forms occur only in objective
> > positions. True?
>
> I don't think so, at least if we count equative structures:
>
> "Crazy is fine. I can go for crazy."
> "Cozy is what I like."
>
> Rinse and repeat for other nouned adjectives.
>
> LH
>
>
> >
> > On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 8:23 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Trailer for the new Warren Beatty movie: "If you're crazy, I want more
> >> crazy!"
> >>
> >> JL
> >>
> >> On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 6:09 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 10:57 AM, Jonathan Lighter <
> >>> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> The ad says that to make the Duluth Trading Fire Hose Shirt Jac, it
> took
> >>>> "tough,  toasty, and some cozy."
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> Another example, from the NYT Online:
> >>>
> >>> "The hatred toward her would have bloomed forth unchecked: more
> >>> obstruction, more mudslinging, more investigations, _more vile_ would
> have
> >>> been in store for her."
> >>> --
> >>> -Wilson
> >>> -----
> >>> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> >>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> >>> -Mark Twain
> >>>
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> >>
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> truth."
> >>
> >
> >
> >
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> truth."
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