Some good fucking noun incorporation

It’s debated whether English really has noun incorporation, but these are some of my favorite examples in favor.

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Chicken-fried = ‘fried as one would a chicken’, with an incorporated modifier of manner; pan-roasted = ‘roasted using a pan’, with an incorporated instrument. These examples are a little misleading, since they’re being used adjectivally rather than as active verbs, but I can easily say “I chicken-fried the steak” or “I will pan-roast the cauliflower” (though perhaps not “He chicken-fried the fuck”).

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