"A hard road to hoe"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 24 20:07:38 UTC 2009

I heard this - spoken by a Judge - for the first time, yesterday.
However, a quick googling showed me that I'm away <har! har!> behind
the curve - or is that  "way behind the curb"? - on this one. Ordinary
people, not just we
my-god-how-can-you-possibly-fxck-up-a-millenia-old-cliche types, are
going nuts over this one. In fact, there are people much more
exercised over this than even *I* am, and "cross _a_ line" and "drive
me up _a_ wall" cross the line to the extent that they drive *me* up
the wall!
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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