[Ads-l] to rage-quit

Martin Kaminer martin.kaminer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 12 10:55:13 EST 2022


The concept itself is age-old. I had the opportunity to review the archives
of a small Jewish socialist organization from the 1930's where it had been
raised to a veritable art form, folders full of 8-page typewritten letters,
pecked out in the wee hours of the morning after a particularly contentious
board meeting, the author angrily resigning with a cavalcade of unleashed
gripes. I can only imagine they started to draft them or at least fantasize
about them immediately upon taking office. Those were the days.
~ Martin Kaminer
NYC etc.

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 10:32 AM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 10:11 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> > https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-rage-quits-npr-interview-110147973.html
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> I recall the term crossing my radar in 2013:
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> https://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Family/Modern-Parenthood/2013/1001/Government-shutdown-is-no-game-Congress-rage-quits
> "Government shutdown is no game: Congress 'rage quits'"
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> Wordspy (in an entry from 2015) notes that it appeared as early as 2005 in
> Urban Dictionary.
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> https://wordspy.com/index.php?word=ragequit
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> --bgz
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