[Ads-l] Kavanaugh yearbook

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 27 19:52:13 EDT 2018


As I pointed out moments after Ben drew attention to it.

JL

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 7:07 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Sep 27, 2018, at 6:21 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > Sen. Cory Booker just gave the "brewskis" gloss of "skis" and Kavanaugh
> > didn't deny it.
>
> Managed not to admit it either, as far as I could tell, despite Booker’s
> repeated attempts to solicit a yes-or-no answer.
>
>
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 4:36 PM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Kavanaugh was just asked in the Senate hearing about the July 1 entry,
> and
> >> yet he wasn't asked to explain "skis."
> >>
> >> On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 4:23 PM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 4:11 PM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> On another beer-drinking-related note, one of Kavanaugh's calendar
> >>>> entries from the summer of '82 (July 1) says: "Go to Timmy’s for Skis
> w/
> >>>> Judge, Tom, PJ, Bernie, Squi."
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/26/kavanaughs-calendar-annotated/#annotations:15457749
> >>>>
> >>>> Many have suggested "skis" is short for "brewskis," which seems
> >>>> plausible. I don't see "ski" defined that way in slang dictionaries,
> but
> >>>> there's an Urban Dictionary entry from 2005 with that definition.
> There's
> >>>> also a line in the song "Dumas Walker" by The Kentucky Headhunters,
> from
> >>>> their 1989 album "Pickin' on Nashville": "We'll get a slawburger,
> fries and
> >>>> a bottle of ski."
> >>>>
> >>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumas_Walker
> >>>> http://kentuckyheadhunters.net/Lyrics/Dumas.htm
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> ...unless the song is referring to Ski the soft drink?
> >>>
> >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski_(soda)
> >>>
> >>> Band member Doug Phelps says it's about "a place where you could buy
> >>> beer, snacks, fireworks on the 4th of July," which might support the
> >>> "brewski" interpretation.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> https://web.archive.org/web/20090522222722/http://www.libertynjustice.net/gettoknow_doug.php
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> (Then again, "bottle of brewski" sounds a bit odd.)
> >>>
> >>> --bgz
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
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