To Suicide and Marriage v. CU

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Mar 1 17:10:01 UTC 2007

Wouldn't transitive "suicide" have to be either redundant or ironic?



---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 11:56:08 -0500
>From: "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
>Subject: Re: To Suicide and Marriage v. CU

>At 3/1/2007 11:33 AM, Matthew Kohl wrote:
>>Sean Connery's character in "The Rock" (1996) uses suicide, v.  He says, "The moment they had the microfilm, they'd suicide me."
>So it's trans. as well as non.  (I'm sure I've heard "suicide" (v. non-trans.), and not from Asians, but have no idea where or when.)

The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list