"processed" n.

ronbutters at AOL.COM ronbutters at AOL.COM
Fri Apr 16 21:51:16 UTC 2010

Interesting.  But this  strikes me as a pretty ordinary example of elliptical utterance or clipping. This is how we get "unleaded" (gasoline), Acapulco Gold (marijuana), and a host of others. There is surely a cline from nonce clippings that are entirely context-dependent to universally recognized eliptical forms such as "old fashioned" (cocktail) or "unleaded." I don't see much of a future for "unprocessed" in this sense except maybe for marijuana dealers or flour merchants, and even then the word has so many other applications that I'd expect to find it in writing as e.g. "unprocessed pot" on first occurrence (exactly as in this citation).
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