[Ads-l] steal = borrow (intentionally or not)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 27 12:00:33 UTC 2015


>From the 60s at least. I don't recall that people smiled much when they
said it then either.

It was dry humor.

JL

On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 2:07 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 1:24 AM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
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> > This sort of usage is common and
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> ancient. Kinda odd that the dictionaries of record don't have it. Or not.
> Maybe it hasn't appeared in print, yet.
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> Youneverknow.
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