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Started by fenderstrat on Feb 13, 2018 5:51:49 PM
Unusual terms

I heard about the "Gish Gallop" today. Who knew?

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Dayraven - 13 Feb 2018 17:56:26 (#1 of 12)

I hope this thread moves too rapidly for anyone to get a definition of the Gish Gallop.

TRaney - 13 Feb 2018 18:06:34 (#2 of 12)

https://justthetalk.com/search/index?q=Gish&ma
x=50&offset=0

fenderstrat - 13 Feb 2018 18:11:58 (#3 of 12)

That's all you, Traney. You are the only one that knows what it means.

Tadagee - 13 Feb 2018 18:49:57 (#4 of 12)

Bizarre terms of yesteryear associated with fearsome northern women with forearms like hams.

To wit;

She's not so green as she's cabbage looking.

She's no better than she ought to be.

Brunothecat - 13 Feb 2018 18:51:45 (#5 of 12)

She's no better than she ought to be.

Not sure that is "northern", I recall relatives from London with no northern connections using that one. Especially when weddings were under discussion.

sticklebrick - 13 Feb 2018 18:54:56 (#6 of 12)

Quick google shows it's not northern.

RosyLovelady - 13 Feb 2018 18:55:23 (#7 of 12)

No better than she should be was how I heard it.

The innocent and natural enquiry "How good should she be?" was met with a dusty answer.

SinnerBoy - 14 Feb 2018 07:50:59 (#8 of 12)

From teh Internetz:

Gish Gallop is a technique, named after the creationist Duane Gish who employed it, whereby someone argues a cause by hurling as many different half-truths and no-truths into a very short space of time so that their opponent cannot hope to combat each point in real time.

HorstVogel - 14 Feb 2018 07:53:09 (#9 of 12)

a.k.a. Trump's Flush

HouseOfLametta - 14 Feb 2018 07:54:00 (#10 of 12)

Iberian Slap.

RosyLovelady - 14 Feb 2018 07:59:34 (#11 of 12)

That would be a sort of Mexican wave which hasn't crossed the Atlantic.

browserbutton - 14 Feb 2018 08:04:22 (#12 of 12)

For some reason I thought the Gish Gallop might've been an early Hollywood thing involving the Gish sisters.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lillian_Gish#/media/
File:Gish-dorothy-lillian-LOC.jpg


And possibly Fatty Arbuckle.

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