Heard on The Judges: new-to-me trivial slang variant

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 9 21:45:23 UTC 2009

At 3:55 PM -0500 12/9/09, Wilson Gray wrote:
>26-year-old white male speaker:
>"Don't associate with a woman when you know that she's crazy _from the

I'll (hereby) beat Jerry Cohen to the punch; pretty clear blend candidate here.
New to me too; there are a handful of other instances on google, of
which my fave is
"make your choice by good judgement, not the color used by the Party,
because if you are colored blind then you've screwed up from the get
Note that metaphorical screwing is involved here too.


>The fact of the matter was that he had screwed - no pun intended - an
>older woman (34 y.o.) out of $17,000 and she was *crazy* to believe
>the various lies that he told her to confidence her out of her money
>while, during the course of the "relationship," he married, divorced,
>and had children by two younger women and, unknown to her, of course,
>was a registered sex offender, to boot. She was able to show that he
>had kinda, sorta, maybe promised to pay her back. So, the woman
>received a judgment of $1,000 from a sympathetic judge, which pissed
>him off, leading to his insulting remark.
>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.
>-Mark Twain
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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