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Trailer, a cultural introduction

Getting to know the word from all angles...

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I don't question the potential of exploiting English as an international language for the world. I do challenge the unexceptional design by which the English tongue is taught.Pointer

Honing one's finesse for a language isn't like making a cheaper printing press. A language is not merely an instrument that you can learn to utilize with greater amounts of precision. A spoken tongue can not be parted from the competing values of a circle of people of which it is a description. A language isn't recited; it happens - and keeps happening as long as a circle of people keeps using it.

To make a man recite English is to deprive him of its cultural context. A good teacher has to develop a technique for introducing it; the prudent student goes out to seek it.

A dictionary has the potential to be an influential tool. A decent dictionary will describe words on the basis of a specific corpus, a body of written works of various scope and consistency. Such a corpus might include anything from a book about literature to a bunch of adult fiction. I watched many nights pass creating my "majestic" Fiction Corpus to form a special type of dictionary based on the ability of one man to tell a story in myriad forms. It is a labor of love and listening.

I have prepared a million words and I have codified them, reframing them - not simply to teach English vocabulary but to defend the human soul, and to propel that spirit or soul not just to recite but to happen.

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Common artifacts appearing frequently in Michal's Corpus

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Understanding the word Trailer

A word can represent many things. First and foremost it represents a type of gesture. A specific way of speaking. A specific way of inscribing a mark. A specific way of moving your hand. To know one of these kinds of gestures is to know how to pronounce the word trailer in some kind of way.

If you want to communicate an idea using the word trailer, you will need to know what other people are made to think when you make the gesture. You will never have complete awareness of or control over the associations or identities that are invoked by a set of words, but you can know what was and what is a single word's jointly accepted definition, at least for a given place, thereby tracing a direction which will help you to understand what kinds of associations and identities are driving its use.

By using the word yourself, you enter into a long-standing albeit oftentimes unconscious debate over its definition, forever entangling yourself into the history of its use. The way you use it, and which other words you use it with carries weight.

The more you know about where the word trailer is located in the fabric of a language, the better you will be at exploiting its cultural power.

Pronunciation of TrailerMargo on a trampoline

I have yet to publish a pronunciation for the word trailer.

Video of me pronouncing "trailer."

Definition of TrailerMargo on a trampoline

A trailer is an artifact with wheels that follows another artifact with wheels because it's attached to it. It's also a place of various size where you can go to hide and maybe even cook a meal or two or else just keep some of your stuff there, like parts of a movie you shot, in which case it's fetishized to mean something that helps sell your work. It can also describe a kind of place you end up in when your work hasn't sold.

Common use of trailer in illustrative example sentencesMargo on a trampoline

  1. Attach the trailer to the truck. I'm going in to finish breakfast and then we'll go.

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  2. You two argue. I'll be in my trailer.

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  3. That beam is too long. We'll have to put it in the trailer.

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  4. Have you seen the trailer for the new Batman movie? Awesome.

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  5. Are you telling me you were born in a trailer park? Is that supposed to garner sympathy from me?

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  6. I have yet to come up with a sixth sentence using the word trailer.

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  7. I have yet to come up with a seventh sentence using the word trailer.

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Usage of Trailer in Michal's Fiction CorpusMargo on a trampoline

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Michal's Fiction Corpus of Acceptance Literature (FiCAL) is presented under the Bare Bottom imprint. It is currently comprised of six bodies of work, each representing a different pillar of culture and incorporating a wide variety of writhing styles.

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Trailer, a morphological approach

I have yet to make a morphological analysis of the word trailer.

That doesn't mean it's not high on my list.

Table of Frequency for the Word "Trailer."

This table lists in descending order the total number of times that the word trailerand any of its morphological derivations appears in the Fiction Corpus, along with a breakdown of frequency by title, the respective rank of each word in the complete list of all words in the Corpus, as calculated both densely and competitively, as well as the percent increase in frequency of the word over the frequency of the next lowest rank in the complete list.

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Percent Increase over next rankRANKWORDFrequency
TOTAL # of occurencesMCDONALDSJESUSSEXTSIGAJACKSONDINGBATS
densecompetitivemodern/sloppybiblical/tersepoetic/high-browhard/fasttalkymixed salad
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I have yet to publish the table of frequency for the word trailer, but I will get to it shortly. -Michal

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Usage of Trailer in Death to McDonalds

An aerial view of Dodger Stadium in the foreground, with an imaginary partially submerged Los Angeles behind

A story bible for a comic book series set in a post climate-change California narrated by eight characters who live through a natural disaster that sinks Los Angeles and triggers a war with an expansionist Mexican government covertly supported by China.

Frame #887

chase's walking out of the trailer. hes coming to me. he wants to sucker punch me. thats what. im getting out of here.

Justin Bieber

5 August, 12:24 PM

Frame #2401

the train is mostly flatcars. double.stacked with containers. theres a section with semitrailers on wheels. good cover for mcdonalds.

Chase Credit

21 August, 12:43 AM

Frame #232

bieber - dont tell me you dont know where citrus grove is. its the trailer park by the freeway. be proud of your heritage.

JC Penney

28 July, 10:14 AM

Frame #863

timbo - i thought you should know chase's at citrus grove. he got himself invited into apple goldman sachs's trailer. i dont know what hes doing.

Justin Bieber

5 August, 11:02 AM

Frame #6141

theres more than one truck. theres a whole lot of trucks. with trailers.

Justin Bieber

23 December, 7:36 AM

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Usage of Trailer in The Gospel of Jesus H.

A picture of the planet Mars

An experimental science fiction Christology that makes Jesus the hard boiled narrator of his own early years on a bizarro earth made dark by volcanic ash and informally ruled by a man from Mars who sells bottled air.

"It was good," said Sapper. "The priest came to the house, which he never does anymore - but he loved your mother, so he came. They dropped your mother over the doorsill three times; she said good-bye to her family home. Then we processed. Not all of us did: most people drove, but your grandmother insisted on processing from the house to the church, and then from the church to the cemetery, which the priest didn't want to do - but, that's how your mother wanted it, she said. The problem was: to get to the church, you have to take the highway, which somebody said you would have to get a permit for. But your grandmother said, 'Forget about it: I'm not getting any permit. Who needs a permit to walk my daughter's coffin to her grave?' So the priest said, 'Fine: do what you want.' When we left the house, he didn't walk: he hopped into his car. Those of us who did walk wailed; we sang death songs. Nothing would've been more beautiful except for the traffic. Those tractor-trailers were piling up behind us, not to mention all the other impatient people. Whenever anyone successfully passed us, you couldn't hear the next verse. Those tractor-trailers: whenever they shifted by, they drowned us out completely. Fumes were everywhere, blowing in our faces. We had trouble singing; it was difficult to breath."

Verse 276 from the chapter called Adolescence

"I was told," continued Sapper, "that after we passed Wroclaw, we would exchange places - but no: he was too proud. And you know what? The windshield vents must have been broken or something: I had to wipe the vapor off with a towel every five minutes. When the towel was soaked, I used up all the tissues; then, toilet paper. It was ridiculous. In the morning, I noticed that there was a defrost button; I don't think my grandfather even knows it's there. If I had seen it, I would've turned it on - or at least, I would've tried to - but the night was pitch black! And the windshield was soaked: halfway through the trip, I ran out of paper. My grandfather had to use his hand. He took off his glasses 'cause he couldn't see! Leaning forward, he was squinting out of his one good eye. It was just about the scariest thing I've ever had to live through: tractor-trailers, one after the other, squeezing us, passing us. When they went in the opposite direction, they would blow us so much wind, I thought we would tip over: the whole car would shudder.

Verse 212 from the chapter called Adolescence

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Usage of Trailer in Sex for Children

A drawing of a man between a woman's legs in front of another man in a hospital bed

A literature book narrated by a pair of siblings on either side of the Atlantic whose profoundly weird sexual experiences pose a serious challenge to their traditional understanding of mathematicians, marriage, gay young men and God.

"Trailer" does not make an appearance in Sex For Children.

- Michal Slaby

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Usage of Trailer in Tsiga Tsiga Tsiga

Bullets whizzing by a statue of Nikola Tesla

A collection of stories featuring a sexy Parisian ghost, a spooky Moon base full of vagina-faced aliens, a policeman with an Irish name, a truck full of watermelons, a flautist, and a man who has to see another man about a diseased horse.

Clark humphed. The bulldozer showed up. It pushed the overturned trailer out of the way. The truck squeezed by. A few kilometers down the road, they turned west. Thick, stunted poplars dotted the horizon. By the time they reached the village, the ground was rife with seaberry and dogbane.

The driver quoted a proverb. Shephard turned to Clark. "I think he made it up himself. He says, 'Let your friends feast on the first. Make your enemies toast you with the other.'"

– from “Two Dudes and a Chinese Desert,” a friendship story featuring a man in uniform

They passed a gas station. A few minutes later, they stopped. The road was blocked. A six-wheeled cab-over-engine truck pulling an even longer trailer was overturned. There was no way around. The dunes were too thick on either side. A policeman from the local security bureau told them a bulldozer was on its way.

A man drove by on a motorcycle. Clark watched him weave and dart through the sand. He leapt over the dunes. Clark groaned. "What are we doing with camels?" he asked. "We need two of those."

– from “Two Dudes and a Chinese Desert,” a friendship story about a crazy Navy man

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Usage of Trailer in Sorry Ms. Jackson

Chiseled letters from an ancient stone tablet hanging on a wall

A real play. With drama in it. Talk fast. It takes two hours. Set in a guest house. In a small community. After a murder. Lots of suspicion. The characters learn to listen to each other. It's funny.

"Trailer" does not make an appearance in Sorry Miss Jackson.

- Michal Slaby

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Usage of Trailer in Miscellaneous Dingbats

The title of the book at the end of a string of miscellaneous dingbats

A story book full of short fiction stories. An interesting bedtime mystery. A fairy tale. Science fiction romance. Adult life. Uninspiring gay fiction. Horror.

"Trailer" does not make an appearance in Miscellaneous Dingbats

- Michal Slaby

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Collocation of Trailer in the Fiction Corpus

Table of Collocation for the Word "Trailer."

This table lists in descending order of frequency a selection of word pairs that appear in the Fiction Corpus and groups them according to the morphological derivation of the word trailer that appears in the pair.

TypeWORDFrequency
TOTAL # of occurencesMCDONALDSJESUSSEXTSIGAJACKSONDINGBATS
modern/sloppybiblical/tersepoetic/high-browhard/fasttalkymixed salad
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I have yet to perform a collocation analysis of "trailer." I hope I can get it done sometime soon. -Michal

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