More 1908 Dialect Notes on E 'Bama (white) English

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Mon Aug 30 04:05:21 UTC 2010

Jonathan Lighter wrote:

> I never heard "titty" in NYC except in derisive contexts about nursing
> babies. "Tit" was the universal rude synonym.  When I first heard "titty" i=
> n
> the South, it seemed weird.

I recall hearing it in NYC in the 1960s in the phrase "tough titty."

Dan Goodman
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