Delocutives (Was: Grahas epithets)

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Thu Dec 11 11:35:45 EST 1997


Jacob Balutch wrote:


<<Ok, how about "don't honey me"?>>


On reflection, this seems to me a productive formation in English.  E.g.:

"Get out of the way, sonny-boy."

"Don't you sonny-boy me, grandpa."


Any epithet the addressee finds offensive can be treated as a verb in the
response.

Allen Thrasher



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