[Ads-l] No = 'yes; truly'

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 1 21:03:04 UTC 2016

Is this a variant?


On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 7:15 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> We've discussed the recently pervasive "Yeah, no" phenomenon.  Here's the
> next step. Addressing the California GOP Convention, Donald Trump announced
> that his delegate count had just "cracked the one-thousand number."
> He then asked rhetorically, "Which is great, right?"
> Responding to cheers and applause, he said, "No, it's great."
> JL
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