[Ads-l] COLLEAGUES & FRIENDS COME TO JUDGE KAVANAUGH'S DEFENSE

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 25 09:41:55 EDT 2018


On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 9:26 AM W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thought you'd never ask. <Judge> as attributive title vs. <to judge>
> transitive verb.
> (1) Friends rush to defend Judge Kanavaugh.
> OR:
> (2) Friends eventually decide to challenge Kanavaugh's explanations.
> Don't it blow yer mind?
>

Even if "Judge" remains his title, you could read it academically: friends
are coming to his (dissertation) defense.

--bgz

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