C/M

*C & M

The handout for my 2001 SemFest talk on “Counting Chad”, on the count/mass distinction in English, with special reference to chad, e-mail/email, and ice plant. On the grammatical categories C, M, SG, PL, E, and I.
[http://www.stanford.edu/~zwicky/CountingChad.pdf]

AZ, 12/8/06: Plural, mass, collective:
[http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003879.html]

AZ, 8/18/08: Countification:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=501]

AZ, 10/27/08: Zero relationships:
[http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=777]
M>C and C>M conversions

9/27/09: More sexual back-formations:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2009/09/27/more-sexual-back-formations/]
massification

8/10/10: Entheta:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/08/10/entheta/]
M and PL

12/13/10: Porn hypallage and sex-part conversion:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2010/12/13/porn-hypallage-and-sex-part-conversion/]

1/28/11: C/M:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/01/28/cm/]
the Universal Grinder; functional collectives

2/21/11: More on C/M:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/02/21/more-on-cm/]

4/20/11: C > M conversion in the popular media:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/04/20/c-m-conversion-in-the-popular-media/]
sex-part (or body-part) conversion

5/26/11: Loinfruit:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/05/26/loinfruit/]
fruit as C and M

9/19/11: software development:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/09/19/software-development/]
software; countification

6/3/12: On the masculinity beat:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/06/03/on-the-masculinity-beat/]
the M noun product

4/13/13: Manliness and money:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/04/13/manliness-and-money/]
synonyms for money, both C and M

5/16/13: Manwich and Beefaroni as portmanteaus:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/05/16/manwich-and-beefaroni-as-portmanteaus/]
Manwich

7/20/13: Respecting each other:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/07/20/respecting-each-other/]
less vs. fewer

7/26/13: ‘male anus viewed as a sexual organ’:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/07/26/male-anus-viewed-as-a-sexual-organ/]
sex-part conversion: pussy

8/10/15: data:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/08/10/data/]
PHD Comic on data

9/15/15: Substance massification on the golf course:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/09/15/substance-massification-on-the-golf-course/]
metonymic C>M conversions, particularly substance massification in enough club

10/18/15: Mornings and mangelwurzels:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/18/mornings-and-mangelwurzels/]
C beet and M beetroot

10/22/15: Bread play:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/22/bread-play/]
M>C conversion of sourdough: family/clan name?

11/6/15: crap(s) game:
[http://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/06/craps-game/]
names of games are M

3/13/17: Technical terms:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/13/technical-terms/]
collectives

5/16/17: ice plants:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/16/ice-plants/]

5/19/17: Special counsel appointed:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/19/special-counsel-appointed/]
M macaroni, C elbow

5/20/17: Squid Pro Quo:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/20/squid-pro-quo/]
calimari, M or C

10/12/17: Pizza Boy outtakes:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/12/pizza-boy-outtakes/]
non-standard underwear as PL C (unmarked PL and PL-only)

10/20/17: A processed food flavor:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/20/a-processed-food-flavor/]
C and M spice

1/12/18: STIR FRYS:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/01/12/stir-frys/]

6/28/18: Just a hijink:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/28/just-a-hijink/]
class of hijinks, antics etc.

11/25/18: What do you have?:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/11/25/what-do-you-have/]
disease names as M or C

12/13/18: Give head for Christmas:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/12/13/give-head-for-christmas/]
sex-part conversion

5/21/19: homeworks:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/05/21/homeworks/]
homework as C as well as M

5/29/19: On the dog food watch:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/05/29/on-the-dog-food-watch/]
kibble as C as well as M

6/9/19: Lemon is the vanilla of Italian ices:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2019/06/09/lemon-is-the-vanilla-of-italian-ices/]
C uses of ice

5/7/20: Minnesota hotdish:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/05/07/minnesota-hotdish/]
M hotdish vs. C casserole

10/15/20: cubeb:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/10/15/cubeb/]
cubeb largely M, but C in sense ‘cubeb cigarette’

3/24/21: Tom Stoppard speaks to the meat:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/03/24/tom-stoppard-speaks-to-the-meat/]
various senses of language and tongue

4/16/21: trade and trick:
[https://arnoldzwicky.org/2021/04/16/trade-and-trick/]
like “furniture-nouns”, the sexual noun trade has mixed properties of M nouns and collective C nouns

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