[Ads-l] Stink

Geoff Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Fri Mar 27 11:57:31 UTC 2015


Cf also Hawaiian English 'talk stink' meaning 'say bad things about, gossip'

Geoff 

Geoffrey Nathan
Geoffnathan at wayne.edu

> On Mar 27, 2015, at 12:42 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> 'strongly adverse criticism'
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> CNN's Chris Cuomo renarks that "The Secret Service has been getting a lot
> of stink lately."
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> Cf. the familiar "raise a stink."
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> JL
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