Literal-Minded

Linguistic commentary from a guy who takes things too literally

Endocentric and Exocentric Insults

Posted by Neal on September 17, 2004

This post is longer than my other posts, extensively discusses the meanings of some obscenities, and has a number of possibly offensive pictures to illustrate the meanings. For that reason, I’m not putting it up here, but those who are interested, and of course are at least 18 years of age, can follow the link below.

UPDATE: Now that my regular readers have had a chance to read the post, I’m removing the link. If you want to read the post, contact me and I’ll provide the URL for it.

2 Responses to “Endocentric and Exocentric Insults”

  1. […] which is not accurate. A bahuvrihi is one kind of headless (exocentric) compound, exemplified by butthead, which means (figuratively) “someone who has a head that is like a butt.” (Yes, […]

  2. Berhane said

    Please do me an email.

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