[Ads-l] Heard: "aces"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 18 21:11:05 UTC 2015


I've heard it on TV once or twice within the past year or so also.

JL

On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 4:34 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Approx.: "The first version of the show was _aces_."
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> This was already antiquated when I was a child. HDAS finds it in print back
> in 1901, suggesting that it was in use in speech possibly as far back as
> 1890 or even earlier. Since this sentence occurs in a TV ad, it would be
> ironic, if this oldie were consequently recalled to life by young'uns of
> today thinking it to be, well, "aces."
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> Youneverknow.
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