yardbird; snuffy

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 21 05:05:51 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 10:44 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> "Snuffy," moreover, became an occasional USMC synonym for "yardbird":
> undoubtedly in allusion to Snuffy Smith.

Especially since Snuffy was "a soljer in the Newnited States Army."

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