make like a tree
Dennis R. Preston
preston at MSU.EDU
Fri Feb 27 18:02:41 UTC 2004
>Better'n makin like a verb and conjugatin.
>I think I began using "Make like a noun and decline" around 1960--I'd
>just started Latin-- in response to the popularity of "Make like a tree
>and leave," which seemed relatively new at the time.
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