[Ads-l] While reading recently an article on-line...

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Sep 27 09:03:58 EDT 2016


If Commenter A is wrong, or has made/there is an extension, then perhaps an avoidance of the J-word, namely "Jerry", "usually depreciative and sometimes considered offensive", once referring to a German soldier but here perhaps a paid thug, a la the Gestapo and SS?  Perhaps the "gh" spelling is meant to associate the word with Arabs/Muslims?

More context might help.  Who is [*name*] and what is his dictatorship?

Joel
 




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Nope.

JL

On Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 7:37 PM, imwitty <imwitty at gmail.com> wrote:

> I stumbled upon a new – not just for me – word among 3,000 plus comments.
> Here's the exact excerpt:
>
>
> *Commenter A: *This corrupt dictatorship will do anything to get votes for
> themselves. Anything, including putting American lives at risk. Lord help
> me, I detest [*name*] and all of his *gherys.*
>
> *Commenter B: *I don't know what a *ghery* is, but I agree about detesting
> [
> *name*].
>
> *Commenter A: *Well, the term is rather archaic by now. It means basically
> -- *a paid thug*, *a yes-man*, *a goon*, *a gorilla*, *a henchman*.
>
>
> I tried to find that word in many dictionaries, including OED, slang, etc.,
> etc., with ZERO results. Is it familiar to anybody?
>
>
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