We tackle the tough questions here

And you can’t get much tougher than this:

[D]oes it still count as a Rickroll if the subject is, in fact, Rick Astley?

This is at least as complicated as determining the difference between “alien invaders” and “invading aliens.” I think. These days I’m not so sure about things.





2 comments

  1. McGehee »

    7 October 2008 · 8:28 am

    The difference between “alien invaders” and “invading aliens” actually depends whether the latter is an adjective-noun pair, or a verb-noun pair.

    I’ve never invaded an alien myself, but if they all looked like this I could perhaps be persuaded.

  2. CGHill »

    8 October 2008 · 5:44 pm

    For the sake of argument, let’s assume that both are adjective-noun pairs, with a participle playing the part of the adjective in the second one.

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