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I don't understand the meaning of the interjection we do me old in this article. I can't find it on Google. Is it simply a typo for "we do mean old"?

Florida International University professor and all around curmudgeon Stanley Fish is up to his old -- and we do me old -- tricks in the New York Times again.

closed as off-topic by Andrew, Nathan Tuggy, user3169, Jason Bassford, Tᴚoɯɐuo Nov 20 '18 at 10:11

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  • Looks like a typo, if you ask me. – Michael Rybkin Nov 20 '18 at 2:28
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is based on a typo. The sentence should be "and we do mean old" – Andrew Nov 20 '18 at 4:25
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It is a typo.

The article is stressing old and that the author of the NYT OpEd created a

Good god, is it a curmudgeonly old-guy list.

So the phrase you are questioning should probably read

Stanley Fish is up to his old -- and we do mean old -- tricks in the New York Times again

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