[Ads-l] cis/cissy

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Nov 21 18:50:37 UTC 2015


> On Nov 21, 2015, at 1:00 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> LH (I think): << "cissy" I hadn't heard.  Or if I had, I'd misanalyzed it.
>>> 
> WB:  There was a time when I queried the list about what to call members of
> the Commonwealth of Independent States, suggesting CISies [sissies]. This
> suggestion no doubt provoked Putin to bare his chest on horseback and
> re-stake the czarist claim on Crimea. It was tantamount to calling Jim
> Stark "chicken".
> 
Or, for those of us with a shorter memory, Marty McFly.

LH

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