[Ads-l] "Deez Nuts"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 22 12:04:03 UTC 2015


Wilson, I'm  familiar only with expressions like "Intend this,  ^$$#0!*"

"This" being accompanied by said crotch-grabbing.

Early '70s, in my limited experience.

JL

On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 11:38 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Fri, Aug 21, 2015 at 7:45 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > the joke
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> That "these nuts" is now the punch-line that occurs in asininities referred
> to - for reasons that are unclear - as "jokes" - is a sad commentary on the
> on-going degradation of the English tongue. :-(
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