"basket house"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 7 02:50:17 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Ben Zimmer
<bgzimmer at babel.ling.upenn.edu> wrote:
> the odd Briticism "overshoes"

that's even in BE and, perhaps, other forms of Southern English. But,
pf course, the headline-writer ought to have used standard _rubbers_.
Not everyone is familiar with regional and other non-standard terms:

_Trying the Economic Rubbers on Different Feet_

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

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