[Ads-l] "ope", interj.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 16 11:25:24 EST 2017


Haven't read the piece, but cf. "Yep!" and especially "Nope!"

JL

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:32 AM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Influenced by Homer's "Doh!!!" perhaps?
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> I don't recall the interjection "ope" coming up here before... It's now the
> subject of a HuffPost piece by a writer who is supremely annoyed by it, but
> who at least had the good sense to call upon some ADSers (Grant Barrett,
> Connie Eble, Michael Adams, and me).
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> https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ope-meaning_us_
> 5a0b0ec5e4b0bc648a0e0a49
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