[Ads-l] new robo- combo

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 28 14:00:29 EST 2019


I’m a “robordello” man myself, but chacun à son goût.  It does looks like we might have a promising combining form in robo-.

> On Jan 28, 2019, at 1:43 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Time (Feb. 4-11, 2019), p. 74:
> 
> "Houston officials have been politicking to stop a brothel staffed by
> humanoid sex robots from opening. Robo-bordellos are open for business in
> Barcelona, Turin, Moscow and Toronto."
> 
> Google hits from 2017.
> 
> JL
> 
> -- 
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


More information about the Ads-l mailing list