[Ads-l] Dialogue

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 6 00:09:20 EDT 2020


"I'd rather go to the park and set fire to a homeless," as was said in some
other dialogue.

On Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 11:01 PM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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-- 
-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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