shit or go blind WAS Rastus (was: "Jazz Means Happy and Loose Like" (1917))

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 10 02:44:26 UTC 2007

Never been in the service but I've heard it; I like it but I've never used

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On Dec 9, 2007 9:21 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:

> Unfortunately, I know it only from my years in the military in the
> late 'Fifties and early 'Sixties. I may be the only person that I now
> know who uses the expression. I like it because it's essentially
> meaningless. But then, that's its point.
> -Wilson

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