[Ads-l] crash blossom

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Aug 21 12:15:32 EDT 2018


> On Aug 21, 2018, at 11:39 AM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM> wrote:
> 
> http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/04/elderly-white-voters-are-starting-to-turn-on-the-gop.html?utm_source=tw
> 
> New York Magazine, according to the Web Site above the date is April 10, 2018
> 
> "Elderly White Voters Are Starting to Turn on the GOP"
> 
> should be "turn against”

I actually would only get the crash blossomy reading (if at all) if the headline read

> "Elderly White Voters Are Starting to Turn On the GOP”

For some reason, I’d only read the “on” as a particle (= turn the GOP on) if it’s upper-cased.  The way it was printed, I only get the (intended) prepositional reading, with the “on” de-stressed.

LH

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