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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 16 18:06:03 EST 2017


Here are some instances of verbs based on "Gone Girl" and "Yojimbo".

Urban Dictionary: gone girl
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gone%20girl

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v. tr. To frame someone for a very serious crime (esp. rape or murder)
using elaborate, carefully falsified evidence, while presenting
oneself as the victim.

What the One-Armed Man did to Harrison Ford in The Fugitive was just a
simple frame-up. To really gone girl somebody, you've got to be the
victim, like how Peter Pettigrew gone girled Sirius Black in Harry
Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
#crime #frame up #murder #rape #evil
by Wowbagger July 28, 2015
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Tweet from: Mindy Kaling @mindykaling
Time Stamp: 1:29 AM - 17 Oct 2014
Text: Gone Girl is a verb now
https://twitter.com/mindykaling/status/522967499596656641


The website pseudodictionary.com has an entry for a verb based on the
movie "Yojimbo".
http://www.pseudodictionary.com/search.php?letter=y

[Begin excerpt]
yojimbo - To play both sides against each other--without getting
caught in the middle.
e.g., The mysterious stranger yojimboed two groups of gangsters into
killing each other.
submitted by Deacon
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Garson

On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 5:50 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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