Richard (alias "Long Dick") Chasmore

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 30 21:11:54 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 3:54 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> "long" used to mean tall.

At least into the '50's, when this correspondent - at 6'4" and 160# -
was nicknamed "Long Boy," by one of his partners, Leslie, when
_Leslie_ was still primarily, if not solely, a masculine name and
*not* the name of one of this correspondent's _nieces_!

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

The American Dialect Society -

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