Delocutives (Was: Grahas epithets)

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Thu Dec 11 16:35:45 UTC 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

Allen Thrasher

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