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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 16 17:50:11 EST 2017


Below is an instance of "Rashamoned" (from the movie "Rashomon" which
depicts contradictory versions of reality), but it seems to be a rare
example.

http://www.metafilter.com/146620/Can-time-heal-these-wounds

[Begin excerpt]
I don't think there's actually an answer there. I mean, think about
the difficulties we have with eyewitness testimony in general, then
combine that with how much of an, for lack of a better word, "origin
myth" this is to both of them. Both of them could have Rashamoned this
so long ago that there's no way to ever really discover the objective
truth especially past the emotional content.
[End excerpt]

Garson


On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 4:54 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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