upped and...

Orin Hargraves orinkh at CARR.ORG
Tue Jul 13 21:11:15 UTC 2004

I just got around to watching an episode of The Forsyte Saga from BBC
>> on a tape I'd made a few months ago. I have no idea if this dialogue
>> is taken straight from Galsworthy, but at one point Jolyon Forsyte
>> acknowledges to his detested cousin Soames (the former's son Jon has
>> fallen in love with the latter's daughter Fleur, in defiance of the
>> animosity between the branches of the family) that "Jon just upped and
>> left last night without a word". I rewound several times to confirm
>> the final cluster in [@pt]; it's definitely audible. (This part is set
>> in the early 20th century, and the characters are upper crust, albeit
>> nouveau.)

Another pop. cult. cite is in the 1970s song "Mr. Bojangles," which I haven't
got a recording of, but in my head the lyric is:

The dog up and died,
he up and died.

Orin Hargraves

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