upped and...

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jul 14 00:53:04 UTC 2004

At 5:11 PM -0400 7/13/04, Orin Hargraves wrote:
>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.
After 20 years he still grieves.

Yup, but that one is definitely "up and", as you note, not "upped and".


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