[Ads-l] more nominalized adjs.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 23 16:46:20 EST 2016


United Healthcare:

"I'm done with complicated!"

JL

On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 6:20 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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>> >>>>
>> >>>> --
>> >>>> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
>> >> truth."
>> >>>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> --
>> >>> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
>> >> truth."
>> >>>
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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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> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>



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