[Ads-l] choke up =? emotional

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 10 12:11:22 EDT 2017


> On Sep 10, 2017, at 10:48 AM, Margaret Winters <mewinters at WAYNE.EDU> wrote:
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> overcome?

As in the traditional civil rights anthem, a.k.a. “We Shall Choke Up"
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> MARGARET E WINTERS
> Former Provost
> Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics
> Wayne State University
> Detroit, MI  48202
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> mewinters at wayne.edu
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> From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
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> Subject: Re: choke up =? emotional
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> On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 2:50 PM, Barretts Mail wrote:
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>> Is there an English adjective other than “emotional” to describe the
>> emotion when you are overwhelmed by, err, emotion?
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> Verklempt?
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> --bgz
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