Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 28 15:21:06 UTC 2009

At 9:24 AM -0500 1/28/09, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>In Wilson's example, "King-Kongy" strikes me as nearly (though not quite)
>impossible, and "King-Kong-like" pedantic. Both, BTW, would be less precise,
>which is probably one good reason why the construction first appeared and
>continues to spread.

I vote for "King-Kongly".


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