Fun with phrases

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 15 21:07:35 UTC 2011

1835 E. J. Trelawny _Adventures of a Younger Son_ (London: Bentley)
257: She had wound herself about my heart till she became a part of
me. Our extreme youth, ardent nature, and solitude, had wrought our
feeling of affection towards each other to an intensity that perhaps
was never equalled, assuredly never surpassed.

Hot stuff.


On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Ben Zimmer
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> On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 12:35 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
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>> Numerous other exx. of most of these phrases, and some others that are
>> similar ("You'' laugh! You'll cry! You'll love it!" is quite popoular)
>> right into the 21st C.
> Also, "I laughed, I cried, it became a part of me," which became a
> sarcastic catchphrase in the late '80s.
> --bgz
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