Heard on trash TV: Britspeak

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 9 04:47:19 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 5:25 PM, Paul Johnston <paul.johnston at wmich.edu> wrote:
> _"bird"_ … _medievally old_ ...

Well, that gives the lie to my claim, since ca. 1948, that it's a
rip-off of "chick"! :-)

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to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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