[Corpora-List] Categories of insults

maxwell maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu
Mon Apr 14 21:35:29 CEST 2014


On 2014-04-14 15:15, John F Sowa wrote:
> On 4/14/2014 9:20 AM, Mike Maxwell wrote:
>> I don't think anyone has mentioned yet insults that use what would
>> otherwise be non-insult words, but where the entire cultural context
>> implies something insulting:
>
> Those are good examples, but they fit a formulaic paradigm.

What's the formula?

Mike Maxwell

"He's not exactly working on all thrusters."

McCoy to Kirk, about Spock



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