Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Thu Jul 4 02:16:32 UTC 2002

David Bergdahl wrote:
>I swear I've heard "Is he a landsman?" but whoever said it has been dead a
>long time--ancient in the 1950s.

It's certainly what my parents (born in 1919 and 1924) would say. But I've
also heard it from people who are currently in their 30s, albeit with a
kind of self-reflexive irony.

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