[Ads-l] AKA

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 22 12:47:09 EST 2016


"AKA" has been law enforcement jargon for "as known as" (AKA "alias") for
fifty years.

That's not the way it's being used either in the Xfinity commercial or on
UrbanD, even if the UD contributors naively think that it is, or even if
they should happen to say (which I doubt), "You're so cool, also known as
you're a huge faggot."

JL



On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 12:34 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=aka <
> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=aka>
>
> ——
> How to introduce a euphemism. Saying something while meaning something
> else.
> Used in a sarcastic manner
> We're going to watch a movie aka we're going to doink
>
> You're cool aka you're a huge faggot
> #sarcasm #slash #also #euphemism #doink
>
> by John AKA Penis March 26, 2009
> ——
>
> > On 22 Nov 2016, at 09:30, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > How?
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 10:48 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Urban Dictionary would disagree with you.
> >>
> >> DanG
> >>
> >> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 10:43 AM, Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> >>>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Because nobody talks that way.
> >>>
> >>> In this sentence, "in other words" is the phrase that would ordinarily
> be
> >>> used.
> >>>
> >>> Or how about "i.e."?
> >>>
> >>> Time will tell how widespread this novelty becomes.
> >>>
> >>> JL
> >>>
> >>> JL
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 9:50 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Why isn't this just "also known as Grandma's"??
> >>>>
> >>>> On Nov 22, 2016 6:40 AM, "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> 'In other words.'  Xfinity commercial"
> >>>>>
> >>>>> "Entering the gates of hell, where there's no wi-fi and no shows AKA
> >>>>> Grandma's."
> >>>>>
> >>>>> JL
> >>>>>
> >>>>> --
> >>>>> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> >>>> truth."
> >>>>>
> >>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
> >>>>> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> ------------------------------------------------------------
> >>>> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> >> truth."
> >>>
> >>> ------------------------------------------------------------
> >>> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
> >>>
> >>
> >> ------------------------------------------------------------
> >> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> truth."
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------
> > The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>
>
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> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>



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