to "course-correct"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Oct 4 13:56:13 UTC 2011

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 7:28 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> "You'll be sahree!" (to a modified "nyaa-nyaa" melody) and "nervous in the
> service" were big in WWII.
> I'm surprised the former lasted as long as it did.

Bugs Bunny no doubt helped keep it alive for future generations.


Ben Zimmer

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