[Ads-l] "hinged"

Geoffrey Nunberg nunbergg at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 30 14:45:49 EDT 2016

"This is not a hinged human being.” John Avlon on CNN, referring to… 

Like ‘gruntled,’ ‘kempt’ etc. What does one call these — just back-formations? I sort of like “false positives,” but I imagine that has already occurred to someone. Most things have.


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