Uma Thurman Swaggerjacks Dr. Seuss

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 4 03:08:35 UTC 2013

As should be clear from my earlier message, I'm not in the least
surprised that BZ caught this years before I even noticed it. What does
surprise me is that ADS-L search did not catch the earlier post.


On 3/3/2013 8:41 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
> I posted about "swagger jacking" (as an open compound) in Oct. '08:
> On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 7:52 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> Checking ADS-L archives, I can't find this particular version of
>> X-jack/X-nap. I'm not certain if this has a different semantic structure
>> from the standard, run-of-the-mill car-jacking, dog-napping, etc., in
>> that "swagger" is not exactly what is being jacked (or perhaps it is).
>> The Jezebel post consists of a photo of Uma Thurman in a Cat-In-The-Hat
>> hat, with caption
>> ...
>> Hopefully all this is superfluous after Ben or someone else here has
>> already covered it...
> --
> Ben Zimmer

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