[Ads-l] "ope", interj.

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 16 00:32:53 EST 2017


Influenced by Homer's "Doh!!!" perhaps?
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I don't recall the interjection "ope" coming up here before... It's now the
subject of a HuffPost piece by a writer who is supremely annoyed by it, but
who at least had the good sense to call upon some ADSers (Grant Barrett,
Connie Eble, Michael Adams, and me).

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ope-meaning_us_5a0b0ec5e4b0bc648a0e0a49

--bgz

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