[Ads-l] The President conversates:

Margaret Winters mewinters at WAYNE.EDU
Thu Jan 12 20:49:05 EST 2017

As a noun, 'ask'  is common in fund-raising/development circles - the request for a donation.

Professor Emerita
French and Linguistics
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48202

mewinters at wayne.edu

From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:23 PM
Subject: The President conversates:

"I do have one final _ask_ of you as your President..."

That's right up there with

"5 blogs worth your _follow_."

As a Canadian buddy says, "What the hell, eh?"

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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
American Dialect Society<http://www.americandialect.org/>
The American Dialect Society, founded in 1889, is dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other languages, or dialects of other ...

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list