[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.


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

mewinters at wayne.edu



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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
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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?"

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-Wilson
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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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