Heard on The Judges: more influence of Forrest Gump's "BUH tock_s_"?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 30 16:20:30 UTC 2008

Thirty-ish black, female plaintiff:

"Her boyfriend shot her in the _butts_!

Thirty-ish, black, female defendant:

"It wasn't my boyfriend! It was my ex-boyfriend! And he didn't shoot
me, anyway. He hired somebody."

[To coin a phrase, "You can't make this stuff up." IAC, the boyfriend
got 27 years for attempted murder.]

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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