"take a Dixie"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 15 20:07:09 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 3:30 PM, George Thompson
<george.thompson at nyu.edu> wrote:
> took a Dixie

Following Larry and context, my WAG is that it means

"kicked the bucket"

When things "go south (to Dixie)," they go bad in some way.

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

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