"pins & needles"?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Oct 11 03:15:16 UTC 2002

Me, too! I'm glad to know what "on tenderhooks" means, now.

Benjamin Barrett
Live from Tukwila

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of A. Maberry
> Sent: Thursday, 10 October, 2002 08:09
> Subject: Re: "pins & needles"?
> From OR and WA I'd expect "on pins and needles" and find "on
> tenterhooks" odd. I know what the expression means but
> wouldn't use it in speech.
> allen
> maberry at u.washington.edu

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