[Ads-l] ridiculous

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Feb 27 10:32:49 EST 2021


Haven't we discussed this before?  I remember anchors (the late Stuart Scott maybe?) using it on ESPN SportsCenter decades ago for, well, amazing or astonishing shots, catches, and so on.  Bleaching strikes again!

LH

> On Feb 27, 2021, at 10:00 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> 'Amazing; astonishing.'  Not in MW.
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> Quora.com:  "How ridiculous was American production in World War 2?"
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> Cf. "outrageous."
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> JL
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