[Ads-l] adventurist

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 19 10:14:47 EDT 2018


Today on MSNBC journalist and Yale graduate Elise Jordan  mentioned a
"preposterist idea" coming from the Presidential Palace.

Of course, both "adventurist" and "preposterist" would be less sardonically
spelled as "adventuroust" and "preposteroust."

Presumably the T's have been added for quite a while.

JL

On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:40 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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