[Ads-l] reindeer games

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 3 13:44:34 EDT 2017


The movie, which came out and took place at Xmas, is a pun on the use of
the word "games" to refer to the activities of spies.

On Aug 3, 2017 1:30 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

"Reindeer Games" is also the title of a movie.

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 9:12 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC:
>
> "Kelly...isn't going to stand for *any* reindeer games."
>
> 'Actions that are silly, petty, deceitful, etc.'
>
> I had a grad student friend in 1974-75 who didn't have this usage but
> occasionally and humorously observed, "They wouldn't let [him] play in
> their reindeer games."
>
> The Rudolph song appeared in 1949, though the character is a decade older
> acc. to Wackipedia.
>
> JL
>
>
>
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