[Ads-l] Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY CCDC AVMC (USA) 0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Tue Jan 12 19:09:10 EST 2021


Well, I missed Garson's link to Barry's earlier cites.  And yes, you can't trust quotes from sigs.  Most forum software stores sig files separately from posts, and if you change your signature, the forum will load that to all your old posts as they are displayed.
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From: MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY CCDC AVMC (USA)
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:56 PM
To: American Dialect Society
Subject: RE: Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Here it is from 9/22/2011:

https://forum.officer.com/forum/local-discussion-groups/u-s-states/indiana/175043-west-lafayette-police-lawsuit?p=4145594#post4145594

Look for it at Law Enforcement or Gun oriented sites and publications.


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From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Jonathan Lighter [wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:45 PM
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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This is becoming something of a hot saying. It means, "Do something stupid,
pay the consequences."

I'm mainly seeing it in GOP contexts involving armed people shot by police
for ignoring police commands.

Earliest online date: 2018.

JL

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