[Ads-l] "WWII Jets Fly Over Washington"

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Sat May 9 12:48:31 UTC 2015


An article from CNN appeared in my Facebook field with the title "World War II jets fly over Washington monuments." 

The article is at http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/08/politics/world-war-ii-flyover-washington-national-mall/

The headline on the webpage has "planes" instead of "jets," but the "Title" field in the html code has "jets," hence it appears that way on Facebook and other other feeds.

All the planes pictured are propeller driven.



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From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jonathan Lighter
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Messed with my mind too when I first heard it.

Was it current in E. St. L. ca1950?   No cites till the following decade.

JL

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 9:41 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 1:46 AM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
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> > If the issue is about "to fuck over,"
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> When I was in the Army back in 1960, in a unit that was literally *at
> least* 99.44% white, when I asked rhetorically, "Have you guys heard how
> Sgt.Rea fucked over Luplow?" my use of "fuck over" - a very common BE
> expression - totally messed with the minds of my white barracks-mates. I
> had to try to explain to them what it meant. Naturally, since it's slang,
> the phrase has a wider variety of meanings than simply "to cheat or treat
> unfairly."
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> Now, 55 years later, the phrase appears to have "gone mainstream," to coin
> a pswaydo-euphemism.
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