Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sat Mar 18 23:24:05 UTC 2006

On 3/18/06, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> A few years back a friend of mine sent me a store-bought thank-you card that
> showed a cartoon of green stuff growing out of male buttocks.
>   The sentiment was
>                                     Muchas Grassy Ass !
>   (Or maybe it was "Much Ass Grassy Ass !")

Jane Hill discussed a similar thank-you card in her paper, "Mock
Spanish: The Indexical Reproduction Of Racism In American English,"
archived here:


Images of the card are also archived:


--Ben Zimmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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