Hubba-hubba [Was: Aw, naw he di?n'!]

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 17 09:33:33 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 8:13 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> In general, a "masher" merely tried to ingratiate himself with a woman, to
> whom he had not been introduced, by making some chance remark intended
> to spark a flirtatious conversation.

If that was all that it was, then why were girls, women, and ducks -
in the narrow sense - portrayed in the movies, in the comics, and in
books as reacting to it with violence?

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

Once we recognize that we do not err out of laziness, stupidity,
or evil intent, we can uncumber ourselves of the impossible burden of
trying to be permanently right. We can take seriously the proposition
that we could be in error, without necessarily deeming ourselves
idiotic or unworthy.
–Kathryn Schulz

The American Dialect Society -

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