[Ads-l] fear

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 24 16:30:29 UTC 2015


Acronym.

Hopefully a retropseudoacronym, but I must admit that Elizabeth Hasselbeck
merely said that is what fear "means," not where the word comes from.

JL

On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 11:03 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> > On Nov 24, 2015, at 6:11 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> =
> wrote:
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> > Fox News:
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> > "Fear means 'false expectations appearing to be real.'"
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> > Seems to imply that a genuine threat can't scare you.  Who knew?
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> > JL
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> That's great news, especially about the fear of death.
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> LH
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