[Ads-l] chickens and chainsaws, you got a problem with that? (UNCLASSIFIED)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 27 21:18:02 EDT 2019


Beautifully analyzed, Garson.

JL

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 8:27 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Here is the rough interpretation of the phrase I employed while
> searching for a match (others may differ):
>
> Person A describes a state of affairs.
> Person A says to person B. "You got a problem with that?"
>
> Interpretation: Person A believes that the state of affairs is
> acceptable. Person A is challenging person B. If person B is unhappy
> with the state of affairs and signals that unhappiness then a conflict
> will ensue.
>
> Typically, person A holds a position of dominance over person B, and
> the question is rhetorical
>
> Garson
>
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 8:08 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Still not "You got a problem ['worthless objection'] with that?"
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 6:50 PM MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY CCDC
> > AVMC (USA) <0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:
> >
> > > CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED
> > >
> > > _Marieta [GA] Journal_ 16 Feb 1975, p 6 col 3
> > >
> > > "'We've got a problem with that,' Keenum said."
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED
> > >
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> >
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> truth."
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