Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 13:24:50 EST From: Larry Horn Subject: blonded? 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. --Larry