[Ads-l] gig = 'jig'

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Sun Oct 2 13:49:45 EDT 2016


It is a Little Known Fact (though widely acknowledged in Certain Circles) that
the Frog is actually the frontperson of an Evil Cabal run from the offices the
Institute of General Semantics, in an attempt to transform the map into the
country.  

Or should that be territory?  After all, his friends and relations all live in
the Nation, and he's making a play, dead or alive, for their votes.

I know this, because a mate of mine saw Sokal, Chomsky, and Foucault sharing a
secret behind the bicycle shed.

Otherwise, how to explain why Chomsky is so nice to Michele, and why Sokal
quietly skips over Foucault, when he's yugely nasty about every other
cheese-eating surrender monkey on the Young Earth.

Makes sense to me, but.

Robin

(Sorry everyone, this is what happens to your brain when you fall into a website
devoted to Finnegan's  Wake, only to find, to your horror, that Joyce was
slanging miss molly.  I'm shocked ... Ric [etc.]  R.)

[Utterly Irrelevant Aside to Jon:  Is it of any significance that the term
"slang", in the variant "slanger", first appears in print exactly ten years
before the Second Jacobite Rebellion in 1745?  EMWTK.  R2.]

> 
>     On 02 October 2016 at 18:02 Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> 
> 
>     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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