[Ads-l] "Marijuana marijuana" -- name for this device?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Aug 30 16:24:29 UTC 2021

Yeah, Whoopi’s “RAPE rape” datum is in my aforementioned 2018 paper on lexical clones, along with a link to an unfortunately now-dead link to a clip of the episode of “The View". This one is still live:

> On Aug 30, 2021, at 10:41 AM, Bill Mullins <amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>>> Now, I know this isn't exclusive to Fiji: I've heard speakers of
>>>> American English use "Indian Indian" to identify someone from the
>>>> Indian subcontinent as opposed to a Native American. (That
>>>> cringingly bad example
>>>> is the only one that comes to mind at the moment.)
> Just as cringingly bad, and more notorious, is Whoopi Goldberg's 2009 comment about Roman Polanski:
> "I know it wasn't rape-rape. It was something else but I don't believe it was rape-rape."
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