[Ads-l] choke up =? emotional

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 10 01:05:25 EDT 2017


I always had to get "emotional" when batting in Little League.

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LOL. I would have never used the word =E2=80=9Cemotional=E2=80=9D for =
that situation, in writing or in speech. It never occurred to me that it =
could be used for that situation. I don=E2=80=99t know if that=E2=80=99s =
because of my idiolect or a difference in AmE and BrE.

Her other performances are also amazing :)

BB

> On 9 Sep 2017, at 17:49, Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>=20
> She's not dispassionately writing a paper. She is overwhelmed by =
emotion,
> and maybe "emotional" is all the description she could manage at the =
time.
> Ask her later and you might get a very different and more descriptive =
and
> conventional answer.
>=20
> And man, that performance is stunning! If you didn't listen to it, =
play the
> video from the beginning, or from 1:15 when she comes on stage before =
the
> judges, or from 2:00 when she starts singing.
>=20
> Mark
> Music is my drug of choice

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