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This is all about a third category: exocentric compounds that are built out of verbs, which describe what the thing does. wrote her master's thesis on these, where she named them "cutthroat compounds," after such an example: A cutthroat is someone who cuts throats.
These are surprisingly rare in English, but are common among kids: apparently, children go through a phase where they spontaneously generate lots of these, and then stop.
This is what's called a "productive" grammar: you can make up new ones and people will understand you, so if I call someone a lack-faith or Bob Stealhorse people will understand me. But they don't fit naturally into English grammar, because English is what's called a "head-initial" language: you tend to put the most significant part of a phrase or sentence first. Since English verbs have to go before their objects, this gets it backwards; it sounds like more natural English to call someone "faithless" or a "horse-thief." That's why, apart from a few cases which happened to survive, English has relatively few cutthroat compounds.
But the few we keep are pretty great, and tend to be very evocative: a sawbones, a killjoy, a slingshot. (And some, like "breakfast," become so common that we even forget that they're compound words) Apparently they dominantly fall into three categories: occupational names, local nature-words, and insults.
What it says about us that we primarily use these especially colorful compounds to describe just what we think of one another, I leave as an exercise for the reader.
First up, Submlime Text plugins
https://packagecontrol.io/ (the "tinder of plugin modules")
JS linter - jshint
ColorHighlighter - show css colors in ide
AutoFileName - autofills the filename you might be typing in (like in css url() refs)
Would love to a list of their top ten plugins (plugin fight!) with configs, including themes :)
Looking forward to talking with and stateside, soon!
(and the ttt site - coming soon at: developers.Google.com/web/shows/ttt/ (thanks to Matt's comment, below))
#chrome #webdev #sublime
They've made a video showing off their favorites: https://youtu.be/wptzVm0tngc. You can read the paper at http://grail.cs.washington.edu/projects/timelapse/ , and hopefully they'll soon have a way to see all their results.
GoT the musical!
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