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    #11

    Re: Using nouns as adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by PatrU View Post
    For example, in the movie "Starship Troopers", there is this phrase: "it's an ugly planet, a bug planet".

    If you can say "a bug planet", which means a planet full of bugs (right?)
    I think it's OK as long as they dominate the planet.

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    #12

    Re: Using nouns as adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I think it's OK as long as they dominate the planet.
    ​The phrase The ice planet of Hoth worked well in Star Wars.
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    #13

    Re: Using nouns as adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post

    Personally, I like "virus future," but I don't like "storm future." Maybe it's because we have the adjective stormy but don't have the adjective virusy.

    Let's see what others say.
    English has the adjective "viral."

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