[Ads-l] electric chair

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jun 13 21:50:42 EDT 2018


I think the last collocational hurdle will be “She got the electric chair”.  


> On Jun 13, 2018, at 9:26 PM, Chris Waigl <chris at LASCRIBE.NET> wrote:
> 
> I think I'll have no objection at all if we get to a point where the object
> people associate with "electric chair" is a mobility device for disabled
> people.
> 
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 7:50 AM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>
> wrote:
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>> Heard in conversation: "She has a bad case of MS and is confined to her
>> electric chair"
>> 
>> - Jim Landau
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