[Ads-l] Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY CCDC AVMC (USA) 0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Tue Jan 12 23:56:03 UTC 2021

Here it is from 9/22/2011:


Look for it at Law Enforcement or Gun oriented sites and publications.

From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Jonathan Lighter [wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:45 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


This is becoming something of a hot saying. It means, "Do something stupid,
pay the consequences."

I'm mainly seeing it in GOP contexts involving armed people shot by police
for ignoring police commands.

Earliest online date: 2018.


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