[Ads-l] How do people turn clich=?UTF-8?Q?=C3=A9s_?=bottomside upward?!

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jul 10 17:46:06 UTC 2015

Possibly the utterer is thinking of the Kochs brothers' money in the Justice's pockets.  More literal, and less metaphorically mysterious, than the Justices being in the Koch brothers' pockets?


      From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
 Sent: Friday, July 10, 2015 1:20 PM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] How do people turn clichés bottomside upward?!
Nice.  Yup, another reversal.  Make room, "substitute", "let alone", "much less", and friends...  (The Justices in question would need deeper pockets than we know about if they're going to fit the Kochs in there.)


> On Jul 10, 2015, at 12:30 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Facebookery:
> "The Koch brothers are in some of the Justices' pockets!"
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> -Wilson
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