[Ads-l] Dialogue

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 6 03:01:33 UTC 2020

On Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 10:47 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Fat teen lamenting the time that it takes for a crock pot to cook a pork
> roast:
> "Not eating for ten hours?! I feel like _a poor_!"

I assume this is related to ironic use of "the poors." See this 2016
Language Log post on "the poors/youngs/olds":



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