Philadelphia Story 2

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Apr 4 13:37:17 UTC 2005

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neil <neil at TYPOG.CO.UK> wrote:
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Sender: American Dialect Society
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Subject: Philadelphia Story 2

A Philadelphia school-teacher tells this story:
"Last week I was teaching a spelling lesson to a class of little
second-graders. The word 'each' occurred, was written on the board, and from
it I expected to derive 'peach,' 'reach,' 'teach,' etc. Pointing at the
word, I said, 'Can any child give a sentence using "each"?'
"A hand was unhesitatingly thrust up and a little German girl replied, 'Does
your back each?'"

-- 'That Reminds Me', George W. Jacobs & Co, Philadelphia, October 1905, 18

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