[Ads-l] Word: deboot

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 18 21:18:20 EST 2019


Seems like there’s a relatively productive subpattern in which a given re-verb can prime the corresponding de-verb, e.g. “defurbishing” an office, “dehabilitated” patients or “dehabbed” apartments…

LH
 
> On Jan 18, 2019, at 8:25 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> There might be a new Ghostbusters movie that would be a sequel to the
> first two movies. It would not be a continuation of the 2016 movie.
> Some people are calling the proposed film a "deboot" instead of a
> "reboot". The term "deboot" can be traced back to the Simpsons,
> apparently. Here are some citations:
> 
> [Begin tweet info]
> https://twitter.com/ThatHybridGuy/status/1085364866788016128
> David Hunter @ThatHybridGuy
> In light of the #Ghostbusters news I’ve come up with a new term.
> Deboot: An entry to a franchise that undoes a prior reboot, bringing
> things back to a previously-established continuity.
> I imagine this term might see further use in the future. I made this.
> 9:35 PM - 15 Jan 2019
> [End tweet info]
> 
> [Begin tweet info]
> https://twitter.com/ThatHybridGuy/status/1085365818240786432
> David Hunter @ThatHybridGuy
> ...turns out simpsons did it.
> 9:39 PM - 15 Jan 2019
> [End tweet info]
> 
> Urban Dictionary: deboot
> https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=deboot
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> deboot
> When a movie undoes another. retcon
> From the Simpsons:
> 
> Homer: Wait, you guys saw the new Radioactive man sequel?
> Carl: Uh, it's not sequel, it's a reboot.
> Lenny: Actually, this one undoes the stuff from the last one, so it's a deboot.
> #retcon#simpsons#reboot#sequel#debot
> by T1T5McGraw February 04, 2015
> [End excerpt]
> 
> Garson
> 
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