[Ads-l] People used to go "all out."

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Thu Feb 26 20:48:27 UTC 2015


I'm assuming this is at least partly due to the increased visibility of poker, and the dramatic move of saying "all in" and pushing all your chips into the pot. (Somehow you can do this even if you don't have enough to make the pot right...?)

Neal

> On Feb 26, 2015, at 3:30 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> "We went _all in_ with our partners and threw everything at this campaign."
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> from a Daily Kos e-mail
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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.
> -Mark Twain
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