I see them all the time. References to spectacular lives, done as a string of words — either nouns or adjectives. Lately, they’ve been showing up a lot in advertisements for financial services firms, aimed at showing the consumer that our money manager sees “all sides” of us.
Yesterday, the Jackie Robinson Foundation ran one as a memorial to the barrier-breaking ball-player on the 60th anniversary of his first Major League game.
AND A FRIEND
BEING A HALL OF FAME SECOND BASEMAN WAS THE EASY PART.
Though the copywriter chose commas here, slashes would have served the same purpose. Clearly, the new way of recording a well-lived life is to describe it with a string of slashes.