Pig Latin (1929)

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Thu Sep 5 15:14:07 UTC 2002

On Wed, 4 Sep 2002 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

#   This language ain't kosher!
#   6 October 1929, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. XX6:
#   There are a number of talkative ballplayers in the big leagues who
#are humorously referred to as "barbers."  According to Leo Durocher,
#diminutive Yankee shortstop, the colloquialism dates back to an old
#Roman expression, "Omnia notum tonsoribus," which Durocher says, is
#pig Latin for "Barbers know everything and talk plenty."

That's real Latin, but it means "Everything is known to barbers". The
"talk plenty" part is not there.

-- Mark M.

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