[Ads-l] QOTY, sports division?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 20 11:50:53 UTC 2015

See "shit" entry in HDAS.

Oh.... You can't....

Anyway, the phrase is not uncommon, though less so than "...through a


On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 11:28 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 10:06 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
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> > The "(through our) ass" does seem like overkill
> >
> Not at all. "Our ass" means "us." Your ass don't understand shit, look
> like. ;-) A different coach in a different era might have said, "They ran
> through us as though we weren't even there!"
> The Crimson Tide's ballers make up the largest aggregation of boyz from the
> 'hood outside of Alabama's state-prison system. Saban hears their speech
> eight months out of the year.. As George Carlin pointed out, dekkids ago,
> BE is catching.
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