[Ads-l] Throwing money at X

Gail Stygall stygall at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Mon May 16 14:44:38 EDT 2016


I have been observing a debate in a political arena in which a number of women are claiming that the street theater Billionaires for Bush act
of throwing money cannot be used in the context of a women candidate. Specifically, several women on a political blog are saying that
throwing dollars at people arriving at the George Clooney fundraiser for Hillary Clinton was doubly insulting because the expression
had a primary association with throwing money at strippers. That wouldn't have been my first thought but I really don't know the origin
of "throwing money at X." Anyone here know the origins of the terms? Any leads will be much appreciated.
Gail Stygall
__________________________________________________________________________
Gail Stygall, Professor
Department of English Language and Literature
Box 354330, University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-4330
<stygall at u.washington.edu>
________________________________________________________________________

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


More information about the Ads-l mailing list