"gay" in "Bringing Up Baby"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 26 19:42:00 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 2:56 PM, Ronald Butters <ronbutters at aol.com> wrote:

Amongst the colored - though, perhaps, only among those of a certain
age - THAT WAY and FUNNY  are/?were the standard terms used in
ordinary conversation. Combine that with Billie Holliday's recording,
"He's Funny That Way," and you had a real, chick-embarrassing

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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