[Ads-l] phrasal inf*xation

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 19 10:29:13 EDT 2017

> Right now I'm too worn the fuck out to do mor than *flop *stare*...yep,
good, I like. :)

I don't think it's "flop stare" at all. I think it's

*FLOP *'collapse, e.g. onto a bed, and lie more or less flat'
*STARE* 'gaze fixedly, either at something/someone or off into space'


 . <http://www.gnuterrypratchett.com/>

On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 3:20 PM, Robin Hamilton wrote:

> While "flop stare" doesn't seem to be a poker term, "flop" by itself is.
> See
> WIKI -- flop  The dealing of the first three face-up cards to the board,
> refers
> also to those three cards themselves.
> But that doesn't fit with the way it's used in the original quote.
> >     On 16 June 2017 at 18:07 Dan Goncharoff wrote:
> >     Isn't "flop stare" a poker term?

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