[Ads-l] choke up =? emotional

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 10 03:51:04 UTC 2017

LOL. I would have never used the word “emotional” for that situation, in writing or in speech. It never occurred to me that it could be used for that situation. I don’t know if that’s because of my idiolect or a difference in AmE and BrE.

Her other performances are also amazing :)


> On 9 Sep 2017, at 17:49, Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> She's not dispassionately writing a paper. She is overwhelmed by emotion,
> and maybe "emotional" is all the description she could manage at the time.
> Ask her later and you might get a very different and more descriptive and
> conventional answer.
> And man, that performance is stunning! If you didn't listen to it, play the
> video from the beginning, or from 1:15 when she comes on stage before the
> judges, or from 2:00 when she starts singing.
> Mark
> Music is my drug of choice

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