[Ads-l] to mean-mug

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 13 20:42:57 EST 2021


> At my age, that's "not much older."
Preach, brother! You're saying a taste!

On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 11:21 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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> > > > truth."
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