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Does "I am cold naked" mean "I am cold because I am naked"?

Let's assume that Tom and Jane are talking. When Tom says "I am cold naked" to Jane, does Jane understand that Tom is cold because he is naked?

Otherwise, is it right to say "I am cold to be naked"?

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closed as not a real question by simchona Oct 27 '12 at 14:51

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This is a duplicate of deleted question #87368, Does “I am cold naked.” mean “ I am cold because I am naked”?, which like the above question has “Does Jane understand that Tome is cold because he is naked?” as part of it. As a deleted question, 87368 is not eligible to be a duplicate of, which impedes voting to close this as a duplicate. Oh well. –  jwpat7 Oct 27 '12 at 7:24
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While it may be a duplicate, the question is now (I hope) clearly about the slightly unusual use of cold. –  Andrew Leach Oct 27 '12 at 8:51
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Pedantically, it would be "cold, naked". The comma being necessary to separate the two adjectives. Realistically, it would never be said (with apologies to MBRUGLIA NATALIE, "Im all out of faith, this is how I feel, Im cold and I am shamed lying naked on the floor" –  Mawg Oct 27 '12 at 13:24
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Please stop asking the same question over and over without improving it. If you'd like to work on your older question, please flag it so you can edit. –  simchona Oct 27 '12 at 14:52
    
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http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/cold

  • adverb
       North American informal
          completely; entirely:
       we stopped cold behind a turn in the staircase

It's really unusual to the point of non-existence in British English, but to use it in the sense of the OP's completely naked is comprehensible.

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"North American informal" -- makes it a regionalism and non-mainstream, not-even-AmE in a broad sense. I would expect at least some native speakers of English in North America to be unfamiliar with it, let alone those from other parts of the world. –  Kris Oct 27 '12 at 9:33
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True, although of the definitions at that link, that one (alone) fits the usage. –  Andrew Leach Oct 27 '12 at 9:38
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I agree with this. In this context, I think "cold" is a synonym for "buck". –  J.R. Oct 27 '12 at 9:52
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I'm NA and while I know stop cold and cold start and to coldstart, I've never encountered stone naked. Buck naked, as @J.R. suggests, or stark naked, yes. I wonder if this isn't a variant (or a mishearing/misreporting) of stone cold; it's usually stone cold dead, but Google finds enough hits on stone cold naked to make this plausible. –  StoneyB Oct 27 '12 at 12:27

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