Arnold M. Zwicky
zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Thu Nov 3 19:23:19 UTC 2005
On Nov 3, 2005, at 10:27 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> Has anybody else noticed the TV voice-over guy who speaks of "rare but
> serious fatalities" that have or may occur as a consequence of using
> the patent medicine that he's shilling for?
i hadn't caught this one, but it looks like a telescoping of
rare but serious side-effects, including/even fatalities
or possibly like a blend of
rare but serious side-effects
in any case, two related ideas have gotten compressed.
noted on at least two blogs:
Side effects include "rare but serious fatalities" I wonder exactly
what a nonserious fatality would be. That was on a commercial just
and from The Devil's Robot,
10.08.05 Semantics are Fun!
Posted in Random at 2:07 pm by Aaron M
So I just saw a commercial for some asthma medicine. The disclaimer
section included the phrase “rare but serious fatalities occurred in
I’m guessing those are way worse than trivial fatalities.
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