[Ads-l] (like) a boss

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 11 02:54:47 EDT 2017


A jam cut by Diz[zy Gillespie] befo’ he was two
A real _boss_ arrangement of “Ool-Ya-Koo”
- Babs Gonzalez, ca.1953

“boss, adj. & noun … some currency, esp. among Negro jazzmen, since c.
1950…”
- Robert S. Gold, 1964

HDAS: 1836. “I am a _boss_ shoemaker.”

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 12:27 AM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> In crypto and perhaps other trading fields, "to moon" is to rise rapidly
> in price.
>
> 1. Here’s a tweet that says that the coin verge (abbreviated as XVG) is
> mooning like a boss:
>
> https://twitter.com/c4chaos/status/906920301685989376 <
> https://twitter.com/c4chaos/status/906920301685989376>
>
>> wtf is happening with #Verge $XVG? mooning LIKE A BOSS in a bloody market!
>>
> The “bloody market” part refers to the fact that bitcoin dropped severely
> (due to an untrue news story).
>
> 2. The online Oxford Dictionary has (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/
> definition/boss <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/boss>):
>
>> noun
> A person in control of a group or situation.
> adjective
> Excellent; outstanding.
>>
> But not a noun definition for the adjective meaning.
>
> 3. Entry 18 for “boss” in the Urban Dictionary (
> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=boss&page=3 <
> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=boss&page=3>) is defined
> by BOSS as:
>
>> Totally cool, awesome, the best.
> Someone who is the leader, above all - higher power.
> Someone who does something out of the ordinary that requires balls and is
> really cool, bold, almost impossible,
> and just BOSS. Word popularized by Neil Patel, one who demostrated the
> meaning of "Boss" many times.
> Yo, look at that guy over there man hes sooo BOSS!
> Damn that watch looks Boss.
> Thats a BOSS ride over there.
> Wow, what he did was pretty Boss
> Yo that shit is pretty Boss.
> He gets all the bitches, he's such a Boss.
>>
>
> Full disclosure: I spent almost no time on this email. I did not check the
> ADS archives or go through all of the Urban Dictionary entries.
>
> Back to work
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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-Wilson
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