[Ads-l] to mean-mug

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 13 11:21:13 EST 2021


At my age, that's "not much older."

JL

On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 11:13 AM Jesse Sheidlower <jester at panix.com> wrote:

> Matt Kohl's _Right Rhymes_, a citation-based dictionary of hip-hop, has
> examples from 1993 and 1994:
>
> https://www.therightrhymes.com/mean-mug/
>
> Jesse Sheidlower
>
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 10:45:49AM -0500, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> > "Mean-mug" is brand-new to me.
> >
> > Urban Dictionary has cites, incl. hiphop lyrics, from 2010. I doubt it's
> > much older.
> >
> > Everybody knows about "mugging for the camera."
> >
> > JL
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 10:24 AM Stanton McCandlish <
> smccandlish at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > I only first encountered this last year, though I wonder if goes back a
> > > long way, since "mug" for 'face' is very old-school, and mostly only
> seems
> > > to survive otherwise in the phrase "mug shot".
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 8:45 AM Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Quora.com:
> > > >
> > > > "So you know, all the Wehrmacht would have to do is roll up and mean
> mug
> > > > the commies, and the entire USSR would fall apart."
> > > >
> > > > Wiktionary: "(African-American Vernacular, transitive) To shoot a
> dirty
> > > > look at someone; to express hostility or menace towards someone
> through a
> > > > dirty look."
> > > >
> > > > JL
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