Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Wed Jan 23 17:10:20 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 9:15 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Rep. Menendez tells a Congressional committee that the State Department
> "has been resource-challenged for many years."
> Not enough money? Not enough people? Not enough embassies? Not enough
> brains? Not enough pencils? Not enough anything?
> But the term *is* user-friendly.

On the "X challenged" template (I believe Arnold Zwicky would call it
a snowclonelet composite), see:



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