[Ads-l] slown

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 3 09:32:04 EDT 2017


To dispel any possible confusion, the pronunciation rhymed with "blown" and
"clone."

JL

On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 1:37 AM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net> wrote:

> June 29, 2014
> "I couldn't have slown down."
> My son, novice driver, on why he couldn't have avoided crossing a narrow
> bridge at the same time as an oncoming pickup truck, and therefore had no
> choice but to scoot over so far to the right that we ran over the curb and
> wrecked the front end of the car.
>
> On Aug 2, 2017, at 11:22 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>
> >> It does seem as though the instances of “slown” found on the web are
> > back-primed by a > following “down”
> >
> > How? Does the speaker have in mind the letters, while keeping in mind
> that
> > the pronunciation is different?
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 9:27 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> I assume pronounced “sloan” rather than to rhyme with “clown” (or
> >> “down”).  There are limits to anticipatory assimilation, after all.
> >>
> >> It does seem as though the instances of “slown” found on the web are
> >> back-primed by a following “down”:
> >>
> >>
> >> Examples of “slown” at https://www.wordnik.com/words/slown include the
> >> following, a few from Amy Hempel’s “The Dog of the Marriage"
> >>
> >> • “Time was slown way down,” he said, his eyes closed.
> >> The Dog of the Marriage
> >>
> >> • It was like this woman was getting just as slown down as I was, even
> >> though she never touched the stuff.
> >> The Dog of the Marriage
> >>
> >> • There's many fronts causing these things to happen within the next few
> >> years, Moore's law hasn't slown down, and it shows no signs of doing so,
> >> quite the contrary.
> >> --Top News
> >>
> >> • Slumping Hanna hopes to slown down streaking Westside
> >> --Anderson Independent Mail Stories
> >>
> >> • Pledges have slown down a little bit and I want to make sure we
> haven't
> >> lost the momentum that we built up last week
> >> —Theater Hopper
> >>
> >> • With respect to labour market dynamics employment continued to expand
> >> briskly in Q1 2008, but seems to have slown down somewhat in Q2.
> >> --Global Economy Matters
> >>
> >> • So, that means CPM advertising may slown down but overall I still
> think
> >> the state of Internet Advertising is healthy
> >> --Cameron Olthuis
> >>
> >> • Their excuse is that their super-uber-mega-military computers are
> being
> >> "slown down" by people watching stupid videos of cats playing the piano,
> >> and being exposed to viruses (I'm sorry, but if US military servers can
> be
> >> taken down with a virus you get from surfing MySpace, then Georgie, we
> have
> >> a fucking problem).
> >> --Three good things for every (three) bad
> >>
> >>> On Aug 2, 2017, at 7:56 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Fortyish woman on Cosequin commercial:
> >>>
> >>> "It's amazing. He really hasn't slown down much."
> >>>
> >>> JL
> >>> --
> >>> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> >> truth."
> >>>
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> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > -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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