[Ads-l] gig = 'jig'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 2 13:02:42 EDT 2016


They meant "The jig is up," but were afraid to use the j-word for the
reason we have addressed.

JL

On Sun, Oct 2, 2016 at 10:55 AM, Robin Hamilton <
robin.hamilton3 at virginmedia.com> wrote:

> 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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