Fwd: amusing usage - _what_ hit the fan?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Oct 11 16:24:47 UTC 2008

At 8:58 AM -0700 10/11/08, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
>Begin forwarded message:
>>From: "Ann Burlingham"
>>Date: October 10, 2008 10:50:06 AM PDT
>>Subject: amusing usage - _what_ hit the fan?
>>Our year to date and even this past September's sales were up by about
>>7% until the last week when the nation's economy hit the fan, but we
>>think that too will play out due to the resolve of American small
>>(from Nashville Wraps, wholesaler of gift wrap, shopping bags, etc.
Yes, the first edition of the newsletter had it as "until the last
week when the shit hit the nation's economy"


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