[Ads-l] gig = 'jig'

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Sun Oct 2 10:55:12 EDT 2016


Someone's playing the crowd the crowd at this jig (is that impolitically
correct?) on a big base sitar.

Leave no Turn unstoned.

R.

(Hah ...  I've had a sudden vision of someone in the upcoming townhall-style
debate looking the Frog strait in the eye, and saying, "I know your secret."
 Imagine!)

> 
>     On 02 October 2016 at 15:14 Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> 
> 
>     > On Oct 2, 2016, at 6:33 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>     > wrote:
>     >
>     > The Clinton campaign announces that with the revelation of T---p's 1995
>     > tax
>     > return, "The gig is up."
>     >
>     > JL
> 
>     I think "The gig is up" is what the House thought when they successfully
> impeached *Bill* Clinton in '98. Shouldn't count one's jigs or gigs before
> they're hatched.
> 
>     LH, finding it curious that a search on "Impeachment of Obama" has as many
> raw g-hits as "Impeachment of Clinton". Who knew?
> 
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