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

Yagoda, Ben byagoda at UDEL.EDU
Mon Jan 16 16:47:04 EST 2017


Lots of verbing in Paul Simon’s “A Simple Desultory Philippic” (1966) but no movie titles:

I been Norman Mailered, Maxwell Taylored.
I been John O'Hara'd, McNamara'd.
I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled till I'm blind.
I been Ayn Randed, nearly branded
Communist, 'cause I'm left-handed.
That's the hand I use, well, never mind!


> On Jan 16, 2017, at 4:35 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
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> There has been an attempt to create a verb based on the movie "Inception".
> 
> You just got Inceptioned
> http://cheezburger.com/5221770752
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> 
> Urban Dictionary: Inceptioned
> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=3DInceptioned
> 
> [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, compari=
> ng
>> "catfishing" to "gaslighting."
>> 
>> http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/01/27/catfish-how-manti-imaginary-r=
> omance-got-its-name/inqu9zV8RQ7j19BRGQkH7H/story.html
>> https://www.vocabulary.com/articles/wordroutes/when-life-imitates-the-mov=
> ies-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)." No=
> ne
>> 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, =
> =E2=80=9C11
>>> Movie Titles That Became Part of the Lexicon=E2=80=9D has only two--=E2=
> =80=9CGaslight=E2=80=9D and
>>> the 2010 =E2=80=9CCatfish,=E2=80=9D which an Urban Dictionary poster def=
> ines 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.=E2=80=
> =9D
>>> 
>>> Off the top of my head, =E2=80=9CAll About Eve=E2=80=9D and  =E2=80=9CTh=
> e Manchurian Candidate=E2=80=9D
>>> (which has been referred to a fair amount lately) might have had shots i=
> f
>>> they were one word instead of three.
>>> 
>>> http://mentalfloss.com/article/57860/11-movie-titles-became-part-lexicon
>>> 
>>> Ben
>>> 
>>> 
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