microchanges: Believe It or Not!!

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 2 00:56:45 UTC 2014

Was just watching a Robert Ripley short from the early '30s.

I noticed that Ripley (b. 1890, grew up in California) stressed "museum" on
the first syllable: very odd for a non-Southerner?

And, Believe It or Not!!, he said "can't win an argument from this woman!"

"With" is the only preposition that works for me.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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