[Ads-l] phrasal inf*xation

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 16 13:07:56 EDT 2017


Isn't "flop stare" a poker term?


DanG

On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY
RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:

> To me, the interesting part is "flop stare", presumably from "flop
> sweat".  "Flop" makes sense in the latter (the classic example being Albert
> Brooks flopping on "Broadcast News"), but I don't see how "flop stare"
> makes sense.
>
> >
> > Just seen in a blog comment:
> >
> > Right now I'm too worn the fuck out to do mor than *flop *stare*...yep,
> > > good, I like. :)
> > >
> >
> > ("mor" is just a typo in the original. The comment ends with
> >
> >
> > > *Edited (Holy shit my spelling today!) *
> >
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >
>
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