dialectal "from the home" /of the home
faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 1 20:24:42 UTC 2004
--On Wednesday, December 1, 2004 3:08 PM -0500 Laurence Horn
<laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> At 1:26 PM -0500 12/1/04, Mark A. Mandel wrote:
>> From: Jonathan Lighter:
>> The Chief says, "What in blazes is this? I call the Texas Rangers to =
>> put down a riot and all they send is ONE little ol' Ranger?"
>> The Ranger shifts his chaw from one side to the other, squirts a brown
>> = stream o' juice, an' he says, "Hell, they's only ONE little ol'
>> riot, = ain't they?"
>> This reminds me of "One riot, one Mountie."
> which reminds me of "25 players, 25 cabs", referring to the various
> socially dysfunctional baseball teams, including the Red Sox of the
> bad old days...
> larry, also dimly recalling something along the lines of "six Jews,
> seven opinions"--or rather "n Jews, n + m opinions" for some
> forgotten but positive values of n and m
2 Jews, 3 congregations, if I remember correctly.
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