[Ads-l] more nominalized adjs.

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 23 21:03:40 EST 2016


Another one as prepositional object.

"Timeless", NBC, 11/21

A: "We need to do this now"
B: "It's not ready"
A: "We don't have time for ready"

LH



 
> On Nov 23, 2016, at 4:46 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 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
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>>>> The American Dialect Society - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__urldefense.proofpoint&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=MjoGlLLBhNgpeHIp6Mjh61ukLWssn-N1r9no6d_g1QY&s=kQwA5eDYB_mRkIvXWU9P_S0Y2gcO8q6262RTTp5_eec&e= .
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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."
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>> The American Dialect Society - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__urldefense.proofpoint&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=MjoGlLLBhNgpeHIp6Mjh61ukLWssn-N1r9no6d_g1QY&s=kQwA5eDYB_mRkIvXWU9P_S0Y2gcO8q6262RTTp5_eec&e= .
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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."
>>>> 
>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> The American Dialect Society - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__urldefense.proofpoint&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=MjoGlLLBhNgpeHIp6Mjh61ukLWssn-N1r9no6d_g1QY&s=kQwA5eDYB_mRkIvXWU9P_S0Y2gcO8q6262RTTp5_eec&e= .
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>>> 
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
>>> The American Dialect Society - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.americandialect.org&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=MjoGlLLBhNgpeHIp6Mjh61ukLWssn-N1r9no6d_g1QY&s=4OUhhPO4a00PEoUcNhe6pPEwfNaZ1zMMcm-CsnEBIKU&e= 
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> "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."
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.americandialect.org&d=CwIBaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=MjoGlLLBhNgpeHIp6Mjh61ukLWssn-N1r9no6d_g1QY&s=4OUhhPO4a00PEoUcNhe6pPEwfNaZ1zMMcm-CsnEBIKU&e= 

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