[Ads-l] more nominalized adjs.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 17 06:20:51 EST 2016


2016 _Supergirl_ (CW TV): Hey, what's with the grumpy?

JL

On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 11:31 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> Yup, more subjects.  I do have the vague sense that these are (all)
> somehow a bit metalinguistic, and that BCBL questions, for example, aren't
> entirely synonymous with "What does fearlessness look like?" or "Does
> fearlessness age?",  but I won't try to propose an analysis.
>
> LH
>
>
> > On Nov 14, 2016, at 10:32 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > 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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> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> truth."
> >
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