[Ads-l] riffed

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 28 19:54:21 EST 2016


I thought it might be "pissed", with the <p> interpreted Cyrilically as /r/ and the <ss> hyper corrected to <ff> as in those 18th c. documents.

LH

> On Nov 28, 2016, at 6:41 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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> They're hearing the compulsive playing and replaying of their gripes about Romney?
> 
> Joel
> 
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>      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 2:51 PM
> Subject: [ADS-L] riffed
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> Andre Bauer, former Lieut. Gov. of SC, says on CNN that "Many people are
> riffed" about the possibility that Mitt Romney might be named Sec'y of
> State.
> 
> "Miffed" and/or "ripped."
> 
> JL
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