[Ads-l] Word: ovate

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Wed May 20 01:32:51 UTC 2015


And rather than referring to a bad performance, it would be the audience that, cackling, laid the egg(s).
JSB

 

     From: W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 8:06 PM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Word: ovate
   
If an ovation means enthusiastic applause, then a standing ovulation would
involve plaudits, with hysterical cackling.

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