[Ads-l] Heard on a "judge=?utf-8?Q?=E2=80=9D_?=show:

Joe Salmons jsalmons at WISC.EDU
Sat Aug 26 15:16:33 EDT 2017


Rachel Maddow regularly uses ‘put a pin in it’, I think in the meaning ‘don’t forget about this … we’re going to come back to it later’.


> On Aug 26, 2017, at 2:11 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Spoken by a forty-ish black woman, one of three judges, the other two being
> white, who work as a team:
> 
> “Let me put another pin in it [= “this decision”].” I.e., “Let me add a
> codicil to our final decision.”
> 
> This reminded me of an expression that my mother, 1913-2010, used to use:
> _put a pin it_ ”end a discussion or an activity.” Or, as Archie used to
> say, “Stifle!”
> 
> -- 
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
> 
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