When is a knish not a knish [more]

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Sat May 17 13:13:27 UTC 2008

I read that book a while back and never picked up on that.
And though I kind of cringe at the reference, I think the
phrase does have a nice ring to it!

For use as female as sex object, see:

'Guests began leaving an hour before midnight. I looked about for Binky
Watrous and his Celtic knish but they had already departed.'

--Lawrence Sanders, 'McNally's Puzzle', G. Putnam's Sons, NY, 1996, 56
--Neil Crawford

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

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