[Ads-l] more nominalized adjs.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 24 10:58:58 EST 2016


"_Trolls_ [is] ninety minutes of pure happy!"

JL

On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 9:45 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Adjectives in the prep. obj. slot are all over the place... as in "rabid"
> in this sentence from Charles Blow about Trump's visit to the New York
> Times:
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/opinion/no-trump-we-
> cant-just-get-along.html
> "You don’t get a pat on the back for ratcheting down from rabid after
> exploiting that very radicalism to your advantage."
>
> (One might imagine a gauge of Trumpian behavior, with "rabid" at one end --
> on the model of "fill it up to full," "running on empty," etc.)
>
> In any case, Geoff Pullum once argued (when "because" won WOTY 2013) that
> PREP + ADJ is unremarkable:
>
> http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=9558
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 3:03 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > 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"
> >
> >
> > > On Nov 23, 2016, at 4:46 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > United Healthcare:
> > >
> > > "I'm done with complicated!"
> > >>
> > > 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?
> > >>
> >
> >
>
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