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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 16 16:54:19 EST 2017


There are some examples of "Clockwork Orange" as a verb. I think they
refer to brainwashing or mentally programming a person. The following
is from a discussion of the "Hunger Games" trilogy.

http://www.close-upfilm.com/2015/11/the-hunger-games-mockingjay-part-2-review/

[Begin excerpt]
This picks up shortly after a Clockwork Oranged Peeta (Josh
Hutcherson) has attempted to murder his faux wife, and poster girl for
the rebellion, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence).
[End excerpt]

Garson


On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 4:47 PM, Yagoda, Ben <byagoda at udel.edu> wrote:
> 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
>>
>>
>> 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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