[Ads-l] ajast

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 16 18:41:59 UTC 2015


Like, the door is ajar, and the people are ajast.

JL

On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> > On Dec 16, 2015, at 5:05 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> =
> wrote:
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> > High-paid CNN political commentator:
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> > "People were really ajast to hear somebody go after Donald Trump."
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> > As a bonus, it may simply mean "amazed."
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> > JL
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> Is that j as in /dZ/ or j as in /h/, =C3=A0 l'espagnol?  If the latter, =
> maybe it's a blend of "aghast" and "aha!" =20
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> LH
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