[Ads-l] no "half-vast" coup d'=?UTF-8?Q?=C3=A9tat_?=definition

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jul 13 14:36:12 UTC 2022

Presumably the Guardian would have expected Bolton to have referred to
"half-arsed" ideas, if that's what he meant. I recall an argument several
decades ago among theoretical linguists about "The vastness of natural


--to which some of us were willing to concede that natural language was


On Wed, Jul 13, 2022 at 9:12 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> John Bolton informs, in The Guardian today, that a real coup d'état must
> be carefully planned, as he had done in "other places." Therefore, saith
> he, as transcribed in The Guardian, Trump did not attempt the
> forementioned, given his "half-vast" ideas.
> SG
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