[Ads-l] _monsters_ :: behaves like a monster (badly)?

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 10 22:14:58 UTC 2018

New to me, too. Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/monster#Verb <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/monster#Verb>) has:

• To make into a monster; to categorise as a monster; to demonise. 
• To behave as a monster to; to terrorise. 
• (chiefly Australia) To harass. 

The OLD (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/monster <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/monster>) has: (British informal) Criticize or reprimand severely.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 10 Jul 2018, at 15:11, Andy Bach <afbach at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> "Percy’s abandoned first wife Harriet drowns herself, the narcissist Percy
> accuses Mary of hypocrisy when she refuses a sexual liaison with his friend
> Hogg, and Lord Byron (Tom Sturridge) monsters the pregnant Claire (Bel
> Powley) by describing their affair as a “lapse in judgement”.
> https://theconversation.com/the-film-mary-shelley-shows-frankenstein-is-always-a-story-for-our-times-99148
> New to me, anyway.

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