Justice Ginsburg gives herself a kinehora

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Justice Ginsburg gives herself a kinehora

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:32 pm

Ginsburg says she has at least 5 more years on Supreme Court
The Hill
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday said she hopes to remain on the high court for at least five more years, according to CNN.

"My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years," 85-year-old Ginsburg said at an event in New York City.

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Actually that's two kinehoras.

She is also assuming that Trump will not be re-elected.

Sure it could work out that way, but why give it a kinehora, Bubbee? :evil:
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Re: Justice Ginsburg gives herself a kinehora

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:49 am

Had to look that one up.

For anyone else wondering, here's what it means:
From the Yiddish Dictionary:
Kinehora n : A curse in reverse. A colleague says with best intentions; "Looks like you're going to get a promotion, Jack." Kinehora! You quickly cover his mouth, for to utter such a thing is to ensure it will never happen.
It's like when a pitcher has a perfect game going in baseball: nobody (at least nobody on the team) is supposed to mention it before it happens for fear of jinxing it. In fact, you could call it a synonym for "jinx" couldn't you?
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Re: Justice Ginsburg gives herself a kinehora

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:52 am

As "skeptics," we're not supposed to believe in things like kinehora or jinxes, are we? :notsure:
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Re: Justice Ginsburg gives herself a kinehora

Post by Witness » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:02 am

Well, we have also touch/knock on wood. :P

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Re: Justice Ginsburg gives herself a kinehora

Post by sparks » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:03 pm

Which is about as effective as all the rest of that shit: Like a fart in a windstorm. :)
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Re: Justice Ginsburg gives herself a kinehora

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:14 pm

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