Updating Partridge's CATCH PHRASES

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Mon Aug 23 15:03:27 UTC 1999

In a message dated 8/23/99 12:41:04 AM, Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:

<< IF YOU'RE SO SMART, WHY AIN'T YOU RICH?--Not in Partridge, but it came up
while searching "ain't."  I couldn't find it in other books, either.  The PCI
has it from May 1971, AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, pg. 289. >>

Eudora Welty uses this in her short story, "Why I Live at the P.O." (c.1940).
A character--a child--says it.

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