[Ads-l] generalistic, adj.

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 11 12:04:19 EDT 2016


I don't think the "generalistic" part of the quote is what people will
remember. Here's my Language Log post on Clinton's "basket of deplorables,"
with its echo of "parade of horribles."

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=28057

On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 7:41 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hillary Clinton ventured yesterday to be "grossly generalistic."
>
> Not in OED.
>
> 'Generalizing or sweeping in one's appraisal.'
>
> This prompts me to invent "generalistics," n., meaning 'general situation
> or condition.'
>
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