the nit and gritty

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 8 02:58:34 UTC 2013

On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 7:51 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
> "tender love an(d) care"

"You don't say so!", as my Texas grandparents would have exclaimed. I
had *no* idea. I can't recall being familiar with the phrase, prior to
its becoming hip, though I've never considered it to have originated
amongst the bruz. I assumed that the source was some random TV
commercial or such like and gave it no more thought.

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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