[Ads-l] "Mental", n.

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 23 16:35:04 EST 2017


> On Jan 23, 2017, at 4:32 PM, Yagoda, Ben <byagoda at UDEL.EDU> wrote:
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> Possibly related to current sportscasters’ shorthand: “body part”=“injury to that body part.” As in, “He’s out with a shoulder.”

Or “He has a knee”.  But then we might expect “He has a mind” for players who go off the deep end.  

LH
>> On Jan 23, 2017, at 11:17 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
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>> "Matt=E2=80=99s been a grinder, getting his mental right=E2=80=9D
>> =E2=80=94Superbowl-bound Atlanta Falcons=E2=80=99 longtime receiver/kick =
>> returner Eric Weems, on Falcons=E2=80=99 quarterback Matt Ryan (quoted =
>> in today=E2=80=99s Monday Morning Quarterback by Peter King)
>> LH=
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