An approach to _break nasty_ "break bad"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 10 01:02:10 UTC 2012

Yachtsman's choice: the best of Rudder
Gurney Williams - 1977 - 212 pages - Snippet view
"How's she doing?"
"Fine. Had her up to southeast by south nearly all the watch. She's
just broke off again to southeast. Pretty wet. Sea's more ahead and
_breaking nasty_."

Yes, I realizr that this is pretty weak, since the quote is about a
change in the sea and not about a change in someone's attitude. But,
after a quarter-century of effort... Well, it's better than no cite
whatever. Fate be done broke nasty on my ass, I reckon. :-(

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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