[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."


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

> 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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