[Ads-l] Kavanaugh yearbook

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 27 21:15:10 EDT 2018


Linguistically speaking, I thought K's performance was enough all by itself
to show his unfitness for the Supremes.

JL

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 8:14 PM victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I'm late to the party again, as Gmail breaks the thread... sorry. I was
> listening on the radio as Booker pressed the question. Kavanaugh deflected
> initially but, I thought, he did confirm it unenthusiastically. I could be
> wrong on this one but I wonder how it shows up in transcripts - to me, it
> seemed one of the few questions that he eventually gave an answer to that
> wasn't a deflection or obfuscation.
>
> VS-)
>
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2018, 8:03 PM victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > During questioning, Kavanaugh had confirmed this interpretation.
> >
> > VS-)
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 27, 2018, 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=E2=80=99s for Skis
> w/
> > > Ju=
> > > dge,
> > > Tom, PJ, Bernie, Squi."
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/26/kavanaughs-calendar-anno=
> > > tated/#annotations:15457749
> > > <
> >
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/26/kavanaughs-calendar-anno=tated/#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
> > >
> > > --bgz
> >
> >
>
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