Puritan euphemisms

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 24 22:10:44 UTC 2012

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> "The Sot--weed Factor" (_1708_).

Wait. What?! 1708? Barth wasn't even born till 1930!

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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