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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 30 03:59:55 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 11:00 PM, Robin Hamilton
<robin.hamilton3 at> wrote:
> tough titty

You just have to suck it.

A popular riddle from the first grade, ca. 1943-43:

Q. What's the difference between an army and a baby?
A. An army goes from city to city; a baby goes from titty to titty.

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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