"When you _victim-blame_..."

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 2 12:39:30 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 4:23 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> My impression is that this kind of structure has definitely moved away
> from, IMO, a joke and may be headed to "unremarkable, perhaps even to
> "ordinary." Or the novelty may wear off too quickly and it'll die out.
> Youneverknow.

Arnold covered this back-formation (along with "shut-shame") here:



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