[Ads-l] Higgly-piggly

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Dec 14 00:58:12 UTC 2014


Black vastly outnumbers white (and red) on Google.

Perhaps for Wilson a black hen serving gentlemen has unpleasant 
racial overtones?

Joel

At 12/13/2014 06:29 PM, Jocelyn Limpert wrote:
>My hen was black, not white! lol
>
>Jocelyn
>
>On Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 6:23 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
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> > Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> > Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> > Subject:      Re: Higgly-piggly
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> > On Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 5:22 PM, Jocelyn Limpert <
> > jocelyn.limpert at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > I've always thought it was "higgeldy-piggeldy" as well.
> > >
> >
> > Me, three. "Higgly-Piggly" is news to me.
> >
> > Higgledy-piggledy
> > My white hen
> > She lays eggs
> > For gentlemen
> >
> >
> > --
> > -Wilson
> > -----
> > 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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