[Ads-l] shocked = 'pleasantly surprised'

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Aug 6 11:23:44 EDT 2020


I wouldn’t say it *means* ‘pleasantly surprised’ here; it’s just used like “amazed”, “astounded”, “astonished” = extremely surprised, with no positive or negative affect built in, a kind of bleaching. 

LH

> On Aug 6, 2020, at 11:09 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> https://www.yahoo.com/news/?.tsrc=mtk  :
> 
> "The Cost of a New Lincoln MKC is Simply Shocking. ... The affordable price
> makes this luxury car hard to resist."
> 
> JL
> 
> On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 11:35 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> 
>>> On Sep 2, 2016, at 10:08 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> This has gone too far.
>>> 
>>> A sponsored headline (i.e., ad disguised as news) on Yahoo! News says,
>>> 
>>> "3 Eggs A Day Has A Shocking Health Effect."
>>> 
>>> What's more,
>>> <
>> https://beap.gemini.yahoo.com/mbclk?bv=1.0.0&es=YY14F_oGIS8EsoD8koE6LKP66sevh.RZr3Yec4Xzv5BKbkpiVgJ_FI1S1oh_kSgrAQUNN5kX05yAxTa4pIM2tceFT04IzeqNvR19ZlpYK_DoEkmE9elZcT3M1cWKc9.lfK8rpa.X23mecPBu6mgJjZxuMJhUmMQK0Dmi0zRBocLtvWY4zNKF4cGNG.GsLxYNCIvhg_8xjcgRt0Wg_a_79HGF7S4ozvJ4V9EHybR88VztGpW6oQJgkXNGMYITsEsnhY2ZjB.poZ6yNqK67afW8RSlwJiPJ6eNfgZ923Ab4vgyS1MB3ZVy78d.EL_XdKyJR2uNIJoF7DlnDMQRicVKVAL1ZKxPoJEIcu.AKPBD4NtaJGjMeJsNw3BOW12FRoQI7.CZl1exu1_8wVIm315orv8Iyt.i2Ds4Kpm12Sf1wbvwrWI3hlTpT8xBfg60hAkyTTwQL.7V8vmZWkKbPiKOiltRLkgj3WDgNJfFopIsphlI_sPewxfWplDL6pDwWHfAqAWX7vgRq69.lSz6338aUdRj1tL1XK_jcxXGn7W5i3pnLV0oxtnuHGW8zeYvYkpsCbpowRFjCWeuTI_zJarHNU4c5T6me5y44ta4HX3ISdSUOahFCA--%26lp=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lifed.com%2Fwhat-happens-to-you-if-you-eat-3-eggs-a-day%2Fsource%2Fyahoo%3Futm_medium%3Dreferral%26utm_source%3Dyahoo%26utm_campaign%3DY3EggsDaily10-Ad5
>>> 
>>> 
>>> "Eating 3 eggs a day will have a completely shocking effect on your body,
>>> and it happens very quickly."
>>> 
>>> Almost needless to say, the website urges you to eat three eggs a day.
>>> 
>>> 
>> ...after plugging them in.  (Or maybe you just hold them in your hand when
>> you walk across carpet and touch the cooking pan.)
>> 
>> LH
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 7:50 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> "I am a filmmaker and recently graduated from a university. I was
>> shocked
>>>> when, by a stroke of good luck, hard work and fortunate timing, I
>> managed
>>>> to get myself booked onto a huge advertising job.  The work was
>> extremely
>>>> fulfilling, fast-paced and well paid."
>>>> 
>>>> "Name Withheld."  NYTimes Sunday Magazine, "The Ethicist," 27/1.
>>>> 
>>>> Joel
>>>> 
>>>> 
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>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> --
>>> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
>> truth."
>>> 
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> 
> 
> -- 
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
> 
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