[Ads-l] P.S. on "Fargone" vs. "Fargoed"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 16 16:43:58 EST 2017


How about “Matricized”, from The Matrix?

Urbandictionary:

'To transform an object or person such that they are as sleek and modern as something or someone in the Matrix.'
For Halloween, Lori scantily clad herself in duct tape, like the chick from Fifth Element, only Matricized.
by A Housley <http://www.urbandictionary.com/author.php?author=A+Housley> May 09, 2003 
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Matricize <http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Matricize>


Also from netlingo.com:

"The Matrix", "Duece Bigalo", "Shrek", and "Resident Evil" are all movies that have been matricized, in other words, they include the still-action special effect
http://www.netlingo.com/word/matricized.php <http://www.netlingo.com/word/matricized.php>

LH


> On Jan 16, 2017, at 4:35 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> There has been an attempt to create a verb based on the movie "Inception".
> 
> You just got Inceptioned
> http://cheezburger.com/5221770752
> 
> 
> Urban Dictionary: Inceptioned
> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Inceptioned
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> Inceptioned
> The period between 1-2 days of seeing the movie, still trying to
> wonder what the f*ck just happened.
> Man and Woman walk out of Theater:
> -man: so was it all a dream?
> woman: i think it was reality.-
> 
> And thus, you are Inceptioned
> [End excerpt]
> 
> Garson
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 3:25 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> See my Jan. 2013 columns for the Boston Globe and Vocabulary.com, comparing
>> "catfishing" to "gaslighting."
>> 
>> http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/01/27/catfish-how-manti-imaginary-romance-got-its-name/inqu9zV8RQ7j19BRGQkH7H/story.html
>> https://www.vocabulary.com/articles/wordroutes/when-life-imitates-the-movies-from-gaslighting-to-catfishing/
>> 
>> In the latter, I quote Larry Horn asking on ADS-L about other verbs from
>> movie titles:
>> 
>> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2013-January/124742.html
>> 
>> I give "Shawshank(ed)" and "Stepford(ed)" as other possible cinematic
>> verbs, and in the comments Orin Hargraves mentions "Forrest Gump(ed)." None
>> of these are as common as "gaslight" and "catfish," of course.
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 9:17 AM, Yagoda, Ben <byagoda at udel.edu> wrote:
>> 
>>> And speaking of which, what are other examples, if any, of movie titles
>>> that have become fairly widespread verbs? A 2014 Mental Floss article, “11
>>> Movie Titles That Became Part of the Lexicon” has only two--“Gaslight” and
>>> the 2010 “Catfish,” which an Urban Dictionary poster defines as: "To give
>>> the impression of being an attractive person in order to attract someone
>>> online while being a complete or near opposite of that portrayed.”
>>> 
>>> Off the top of my head, “All About Eve” and  “The Manchurian Candidate”
>>> (which has been referred to a fair amount lately) might have had shots if
>>> they were one word instead of three.
>>> 
>>> http://mentalfloss.com/article/57860/11-movie-titles-became-part-lexicon
>>> 
>>> Ben
>>> 
>>> 
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