Heard on Jerry

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 2 16:48:13 UTC 2010

One thirty-ish, white woman to another thirty-ish white woman:

"I take care of him [her jobless boyfriend, who has been seduced by
her heretofore best friend] and I take care our child, _son_!"

That's a step beyond the unisex use of _guy_.

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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