[Ads-l] Dialogue

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 5 23:01:33 EDT 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":

https://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=26264

--bgz

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