live, adj. = "(of entertainment) thrilling"

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed Dec 29 22:53:38 UTC 2010

I can't swear to it, but didn't we also used to hear "recorded live before a studio audience"?


From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Joel S. Berson [Berson at ATT.NET]
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:59 PM

At 12/29/2010 01:17 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

>Does "live" customarily include the notion the you're seeing them in "real
>time" at the very instant the person/ robot/ cyborg activates the switch?
>My life experience sez no.

In the good old days (or in reruns of them), one might hear
"broadcast live before a studio audience."


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