[Ads-l] more nominalized adjs.

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Thu Nov 24 16:33:17 EST 2016


Le Rouge et le Noir?  The Quick and the Dead?

Joel


      From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7:31 PM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] more nominalized adjs.
   
Combining to suggest a spinoff from _The Young and the Restless_:  _The Complicated and the Crazy_.

> On Nov 23, 2016, at 5:36 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> _The Young and the Restless_:
> 
> "People take time out from the crazy in their lives."
> 
> JL
> 
> On Wed, 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
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
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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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>>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
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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."
>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> "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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