[Ads-l] heebie-jabbie

Margaret E. Winters mewinters at WAYNE.EDU
Fri Jul 1 21:56:31 EDT 2016


Exactly!


----------------------------
MARGARET E WINTERS
On Leave
Office of the Provost
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48202

mewinters at wayne.edu



________________________________
From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Friday, July 1, 2016 7:52 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: heebie-jabbie

On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 10:38 AM, Margaret E. Winters <mewinters at wayne.edu>
wrote:

> It manages to be derogatory in several ways at once.  I assume he meant
> women TSA employees who wear the hijab - or maybe generalized to all
> Muslims?
>
>
Thinking about that is enough to give you the heebie-jeebies!


--
-Wilson
-----
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
American Dialect Society<http://www.americandialect.org/>
www.americandialect.org
The American Dialect Society, founded in 1889, is dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other languages, or dialects of other ...



------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


More information about the Ads-l mailing list