[Ads-l] asphyxiated

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jun 10 12:31:27 UTC 2020

> On Jun 10, 2020, at 7:27 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Means 'fixated':
> Rep. Kevin Kramer, N.D., on CNN re antifa geezer Tweet:
> "I just saw the Tweet, and I know nothing of the episode. So I don't know,
> I'm not as asphyxiated, I guess, as some people."
> Conceivably he said "as, as fixiated as," which would be good too.

Maybe he figured he’d be safe now that choke holds are being barred.

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