Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 13:24:50 EST
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Participial adjective of the week, from opener of an article in today's Times
(11/28/95, B6) about a Long Island real estate lawyer whose controversial ads
in mortgage-banking trade newspapers picture her stretched out across her desk
chewing on a pencil over the copy "Does this firm have a reputation? You bet
it does" and in similarly seductive poses:
'Rosalie Osias's blonded hair spills out of a white cowboy hat, cascading down
her shoulders. Holding a big fat cigar, she is wearing a blazer with the
sleeves rolled up to her elbows, a skirt the size of a legal pad and spiked
heels that would unnerve Sam Spade.'
Blonded hair? Is this a new euphemism for bleached, bleach-blond, peroxided,
etc.? Is 'blonde' attested elsewhere as a verb? How about other citations
of the adjective? Inquiring minds want to know.