[Ads-l] badass, n.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 10 08:07:04 EDT 2017


Transitional moment?

"FDR: American Badass! (2012). FDR contracts polio from a werewolf bite,
but still ends the Great Depression and Prohibition. When World War II
breaks out, he teams up with other historical figures to fight the Nazis
with his wheelchair of death."

JL

On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 6:50 PM, Robin Hamilton <
robin.hamilton3 at virginmedia.com> wrote:

> Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a badass.
>
> R.
>
> >
> >     On 09 June 2017 at 22:56 Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >     I think that is a standard colloquial meaning. See
> > https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/badass <https://en.wiktionary.org/
> wiki/badass>
> > and https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/badass
> > <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/badass>. BB
> >
> >     > On 9 Jun 2017, at 14:43, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> >     > wrote:
> >     >
> >     > Now can = 'courageous person; hero.'
> >     >
> >     > 2017 _The Young and the Restless _ (CBS-TV) (June 9): [Wife
> explains
> >     > desperate survival plan to bewuldered husband:] You have to step
> up and
> >     > be
> >     > a badass! You have to be the biggest badass ever!"
> >     >
> >     > In a related development, a current commercial (can't remember for
> what)
> >     > humorously describes an indomitable suburban mom as a "badass."
> >     >
> >     > JL
> >
> >
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