[Ads-l] teract

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 8 22:38:48 EST 2017


Terrorist act, I assume.  Not technically a blend, but in the same ballpark as “cheeseburger”.     

> On Nov 8, 2017, at 10:28 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET> wrote:
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> Blend of what?
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> 
>    On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:50 AM, Amy West <medievalist at W-STS.COM> wrote:
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> 
> "Poligarch" jogged my memory about this:
> 
> My student (native Russian speaker) used a word new to me twice in a 
> recent post for a class:
> 
> When I hear or say the word “hero”, one man comes to my mind, the man 
> from a documentary movie about the teract 9.11.
> 
> 
> And
> 
> That man was usual man, employee of a company located inside one of the 
> teracted buildings.
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> 
> She said she had seen the term used before online/on the web: I've never 
> seen it before and a Google Books search doesn't turn up any instances 
> (only skimmed the results). I even did a quickie search of American 
> Speech online and ADS-L. :-)  Looks like a classic blend; I don't know 
> if she's borrowed it from Russian sources/use or if it's calqued on 
> Russian. My ability to read Cyrilic only extends to part of the alphabet 
> so far.
> 
> ---Amy West
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