believe you me!

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 23 16:26:12 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 10:44 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> "Not care for using bad grammar, *says you; no, says I*, not a farthing."
> GB has that in 1813. There are several later exx. of this "says you...says I."

he source of Uncle Remus's _sezee_?

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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