wife beaters

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Mon Jun 24 11:40:37 UTC 2002

Literally "dog's blood cholera"; a (mild) oath; an elaboration of
"cholera," itself a mild oath. (Also "cholera jasna" - 'clear


>On Sun, 23 Jun 2002, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>#Some of the best culturally and linguistically preserved Polish
>#enclaves in America are in Texas (although that is no requirement for
>#"Polish jokes" - psiakrew cholera!).
>What's "psiakrew cholera"?
>-- Mark M.

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