Heard on The Judges: variant of slang phrase

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 22 19:50:36 UTC 2008

Mid-twenty-ish, black, male ex-con (or is that "ex-offender"?):

"... from the gitty-up."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

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

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