"Drop a hard _J_"

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 6 22:01:26 UTC 2012

Clarity is often difficult to achieve. Wilson's response indicates
that I completely failed to communicate my central point that the
messages in forums like outoftime.stereokiller.com have unreliable
date stamps because the data is sometimes retroactively modified.
Therefore, I apologize.

In any case, here is an example of "dropped a hard J" in the Urban
Dictionary (as Wilson noted "drop a hard j" is absent):

[Begin excerpt]
hard J
phrase coined by the show "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" which
refers to the use of the word Jew in any context that can be taken as
a derogatory remark.
"That jew's in for a hell of a lot of work."

"Wow, wow, cool it man."

"What? What are you talking about?"

"Dude, you just dropped a hard J."

"No man, he is of jewish descent and that is a lot of toilet paper.
That is going to take a lot of time to clean up. I was thinking bout
the context the whole time."

When Mel Gibson is getting Sekelied he can't help but drop hard Js.
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[End excerpt]

On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 3:46 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 8:51 AM, Garson O'Toole
> <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Through sobering experience, I have learned that dates in online forums can be inaccurate.
> Well, I did state that that was the earliest instance that I could
> _find_. I had no reason to think - or to assert - that that was the
> earliest citable instance that there _is_. OTOH, I do understand the
> my posts sometimes lack clarity of exposition and of purpose.
> Please accept my apologies.:-(
> --
> -Wilson
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> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
> to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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