[Ads-l] adventurist

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 18 10:40:49 EDT 2018


Yeah, but what she clearly meant was "adventurous."

JL

On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:10 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Jul 18, 2018, at 7:54 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > 2018 +The Bold and the Beautiful_ (CBS-TV) (July 17): She's very
> creative,
> > adventurist.
> >
> > "T" clearly enunciated.
> >
> > JL
> >
>
> Clever way to achieve sex-neutrality, assuming “adventurer” >
> “adventurist” as well.  Perhaps not quite as natural for other -ess words
> (actrist, waitrist, abbist, etc.). It works pretty well for “adulterist”
> though.
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