[Ads-l] Verb of the Day Award

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Aug 29 20:35:36 UTC 2021

> On Aug 29, 2021, at 4:26 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Quora.com:
> "[Q:] What do you think of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blaming unvaccinated
> black people for the Covid spread in his state?"
> "[A.:] Right wing loon liars gotta right wing loon lie.”
Perfection on the back-formed compound verb, but I’d have expected “Right wing loon liars *gonna* right wing loon lie”.

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