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

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jul 11 17:33:37 UTC 2015


Yes, but Thomas would have to ensure we could see whether the Kochs were putting in or taking out (pick-pocketing, the usual image).   Although in context the latter, the Kochs picking the Justices pockets wouldn't make sense.

Joel

 

     From: Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
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Where is Thomas Nast when you need him? A picture IS sometimes worth a
thousand words...

DanG

On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 2:41 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

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> I had the same thought, the idea being that the Koch brothers are
> lining the pockets of the Justices, or at least have their hands in
> said pockets.
>
> Similar inversions (though they seem pretty rare online):
>
>
> http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/06/opensecrets-blogs-politiquizz-6-13-2011/
> "Which Industries Are in the Pockets of Both Rand and Ron Paul?"
>
>
> http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/California-Court-Ruling-Medical-Marijuana-Local-Ban-206293491.html#comments
> "YOU KNOW 'BIG CIGARETTE COMPANIES' ARE IN THE POCKETS OF MOST OF OUR
> POLITICIANS."
>
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> http://hamptonroads.com/2015/04/chesapeake-council-votes-down-plan-cut-proffers
> "I concur with many of you that developers are in the pockets of city
> council members."
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> On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 1:46 PM, Joel Berson wrote:
> >
> > 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>
> >  To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU=20
> >  Sent: Friday, July 10, 2015 1:20 PM
> >  Subject: Re: [ADS-L] How do people turn clich=C3=A9s bottomside upward?!
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> > Nice.=C2=A0 Yup, another reversal.=C2=A0 Make room, "substitute",
> > "let alone", "much less", and friends...=C2=A0 (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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