[Ads-l] "He shook his head yes."

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 27 14:39:53 EDT 2017


I've heard this several times. As if you couldn't guess,  on TV.

JL

On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 2:50 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> As he said this, the speaker mimed *nodding* his head yes, of course.
>
> This is no new thing, in my experience. Is "nod" going the way of "farther"
> and "-l[ai]ved"?
>
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> -Wilson
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> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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