"send s.o. over"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Apr 20 17:10:54 UTC 2008

At 4/20/2008 12:30 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Probably geographical, and I suspect the same for "send over."

Over where?  I had concluded my previous understanding was incorrect,
but if it's over the River Styx, ...


>Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
>[Jon Lighter had wrote:]
> > Cf. more frequent syn. "send up [the river]."
>Is that version derivable from the geography of the Hudson River and
>the location of Sing Sing (in Ossining, literally upriver from NYC),
>or is that an etymythology?

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