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I've wanted for years to write an article about the wonderful way that noun phrases work in English. For example, rock band, high school band, brass band, or (different band this time) rubber band, hat band, driving band. And I know I've mentioned before that you can't understand “nose job” by analogy with “hand job”. Someday, but not today though.
I did run into a nice example last week. “Body-painting protects against bloodsucking insects” says:
You can't understand “insect glue” by analogy with “fish glue”.
I would like to see a reboot of Mork and Mindy, with Kristen Schaal as the alien.
I'm not sure who would be good as Mindy. My first thought was Jason Bateman, who I think is clearly too old. Rik Signes suggested William Jackson Harper.
Say you hiccup. Then you hiccup again. Is that a new hiccup, or is it the same hiccup, come back to be hiccuped again?