[Ads-l] _racially-discriminate_ v.

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 6 05:19:14 UTC 2016

Do you mean “race-discriminate”? 

Arnold Zwicky seems to say that such a construction is not very likely in "What’s wrong with this verb?” (https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/07/29/whats-wrong-with-this-verb/#more-21690 <https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/07/29/whats-wrong-with-this-verb/#more-21690>) unless there’s some extra semantic punch you can get out of compounding. BB

> On 5 Nov 2016, at 21:00, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET> wrote:
> Yes, but shouldn't they have written "...drivers racial-discriminate"?
>> On Nov 5, 2016, at 10:08 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> "Study Finds Some Uber and Lyft Drivers _Racially Discriminate_"
>> goo.gl/lsvpXp
>> This is an improvement, I reckon. Once upon a time, the headline would have
>> read simply,
>> "Study Finds Uber and Lyft Drivers Discriminate"
>> There would have been no need to add "racially." In fact, there would never
>> have been any such study done, in the first place. There would have been no
>> need.

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