Teachers' Saucy Looks (1924); I Love Coffee, Tea (1925); Liar, Liar (1961)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 28 16:22:06 UTC 2005

At 5:19 AM -0800 1/28/05, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>My grandparents told me (1955) that their little friends used to say
>the "No more pencils..." rhyme in the '90s in NYC, exactly as given
>in Barry's post.
>Both their versions had "dirty looks."

our version did too (early 50's NYC); we didn't know from "saucy" or "sassy"


>   On the rare occasions when my grandmother used the word "saucy" in
>conversation she pronounced it "sassy." I don't believe my
>grandfather even used the word.  (Usually they used the synonyms
>"fresh" or "smart.")

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