Heard on NFL Blackhawks vs. Redwings

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Dec 29 15:17:11 UTC 2009

At 12/29/2009 12:19 AM, Seán Fitzpatrick wrote:
>FWIW, in 1966 at Ft. Bragg, our bayonet instructor informed us that there
>are only two kinds of bayonet fighters:  the quick and the dead.

Clear proof that modern usage is not limited to the literary effete.


>I retained
>sufficient presence of mind first to realize that he was not making a pun,
>and second not to raise my hand and say "Well, duh!"
>Seán Fitzpatrick
>Help the ontologically challenged realize their potential
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Laurence Horn [mailto:laurence.horn at YALE.EDU]
>Sent: Monday, December 28, 2009 10:19 AM
>Subject: Re: Heard on NFL Blackhawks vs. Redwings
>At 5:42 AM -0800 12/28/09, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:
> >  >Re the quick and the dead ...
> >>
> >>>>  Is that meaning still used? I don't think I've ever seen it outside
> >  >>> of references. BB
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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