[Ads-l] extremist-adjacent

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 1 08:44:14 EST 2021


It meant, "Let me think of the word I want."

N.b., the "adjacent" meant ideologically or socially, not spatially.

JL

On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 9:14 PM George Thompson <george.thompson at nyu.edu>
wrote:

> *"sort of* extremist-adjacent" seems a strange construction to me.
>
> But I'm just an English major.
>
> GAT
>
> On Sun, Jan 31, 2021 at 11:57 AM ADSGarson O'Toole <
> adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> > > Deadline White House, MSNBC:
> > >
> > > "How sort of extremist-adjacent some of [the members of Congress]
> were."
> > >
> > > Another one of those lexicosyntactical shortcuts. Cf. "food-insecure,"
> > > "shovel-ready," etc.
> >
> > I have seen this construct: 'group'-adjacent for a few years. Here are
> > two examples from twitter in 2016: "alt-right adjacent" and "SJW
> > adjacent".
> >
> >
> >
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_GetToKnowDonald_status_769318254300962816&d=DwIFaQ&c=slrrB7dE8n7gBJbeO0g-IQ&r=v2Wtu7DQZxSBMSJv-oEMNg&m=-d43QgoGm-TtDWGnQ90OYnXG5fDmlZSG8TomFF-4_k4&s=PO6tsqQjMt8_tVa5Bakv5eh6_2bDAP98oJqgQdgoEu8&e=
> > Timestamp: 7:38 PM · Aug 26, 2016
> > Twitter handle: WhatHasDonaldDoneNow @GetToKnowDonald
> > [Begin excerpt]
> > www.gettoknowdonaldtrump.trumperism. Lunatics take over the asylum.
> > Lifelong GOP wz always alt-right adjacent #CTL
> > [End excerpt]
> >
> >
> >
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_HatredIsMyMuse_status_785018988178714624&d=DwIFaQ&c=slrrB7dE8n7gBJbeO0g-IQ&r=v2Wtu7DQZxSBMSJv-oEMNg&m=-d43QgoGm-TtDWGnQ90OYnXG5fDmlZSG8TomFF-4_k4&s=x4R7p376KRRa15nOoItifPtuwPfGOlk2NdpW6jHB60g&e=
> > Timestamp: 3:28 AM · Oct 9, 2016
> > Twitter handle: Action Economist @HatredIsMyMuse
> > [Begin excerpt]
> > some of the people doing this are SJW adjacent
> > [End excerpt]
> >
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> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.americandialect.org&d=DwIFaQ&c=slrrB7dE8n7gBJbeO0g-IQ&r=v2Wtu7DQZxSBMSJv-oEMNg&m=-d43QgoGm-TtDWGnQ90OYnXG5fDmlZSG8TomFF-4_k4&s=Zy_gD8POiIigvmeGP_RrzELHXKLcI9eW8Iaf05kF0kE&e=
> >
>
>
> --
> George A. Thompson
> Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
> Univ. Pr., 1998.
>
> But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
> your lowly tomb. . .
> L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112
>
> The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
> picture of his great-grandfather.)
>
> http://www.parliament.uk/worksofart/artwork/james-gillray/an-excrescence---a-fungus-alias-a-toadstool-upon-a-dunghill/3851
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