From a post to Facebook

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 13 06:48:54 UTC 2012

"We _fell out_, laughing our asses off!"

_Fall out_ "burst into laughter" is something that my parents and
others of similar age and background used, when I was a child. I
thought that it had died with them. It had no traction among those of
us born in the 'Thirties.

The writer identified herself only as a member of Lefteous
Indignation. So, I have further info that might make this more useful
than a random anecdote.

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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