Undead (adj)

From an episode of Grace & Frankie season 4, in which Frankie is erroneously registered as deceased in the Social Security database:

Grace: “You’re only legally dead.”

Frankie: “I wanna be undead!”

Grace: “That’s a whole different thing.”

Dead is an unusual root for un- to attach to  — not normally a reversible process — but here F tries to use it that way, only to encounter blocking from a previously established form with its own, not entirely predictable, form.


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