[Ads-l] "Mental", n.

Yagoda, Ben byagoda at UDEL.EDU
Mon Jan 23 16:32:32 EST 2017


Possibly related to current sportscasters’ shorthand: “body part”=“injury to that body part.” As in, “He’s out with a shoulder.”

Ben
> On Jan 23, 2017, at 11:17 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
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> "Matt=E2=80=99s been a grinder, getting his mental right=E2=80=9D
> =E2=80=94Superbowl-bound Atlanta Falcons=E2=80=99 longtime receiver/kick =
> returner Eric Weems, on Falcons=E2=80=99 quarterback Matt Ryan (quoted =
> in today=E2=80=99s Monday Morning Quarterback by Peter King)
> LH=
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