[lit-ideas] Re: Possible ban on Fahrenheit 911 ads

  • From: Robert.Paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Robert Paul)
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 25 Jun 2004 10:56:52 PDT

>Oddly, my first Gricean response was that 'dentify' -- since that's what  
written -- was some action of taking the teeth off (-- cf. beheading).<

No, no. To dentify is (1) to add teeth or (2) to enhance already existing teeth.
In Memphis, to 'dentify is regional dialect for 'identify.' 

Moulsford, Words to Perform Speech Acts By (Oxford, 1994).
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