[Ads-l] Russia o'clock

Bonnie Taylor-Blake b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 3 21:10:49 UTC 2017

Have we done "Russia o'clock" yet?

You know, it's that time of day -- usually late afternoon/early evening
(Eastern Time) on a weekday -- when a big piece of news drops about the
Trump/Russia investigation.

A cursory look around Twitter reveals it in use starting about 22 May 2017.

For example, see




Perhaps someone can do better with that time-frame and locating a coiner.

(In any event, it's nice that it generally coincides with cocktail hour.)

-- Bonnie

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