[Ads-l] "a ... of strange"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 2 09:32:08 UTC 2014

A white friend of mine from Middle Tennessee used to say "get some
strange"  in his younger days (mid 1970s).

He's the only person I've actually heard use it. HDAS files have a couple
of examples, but nothing before Peter Gent, 1973, "a piece of strange."

GB seems to have nothing till about 2005 and next to nothing after.


On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 2:41 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Apr 8, 2005 - CunningLynguists - A Piece of Strange
> My friend, when he was sick of the wifey and wanted to go for some other
> action he always said I got to go out and get
> =E2=80=9Ca piece of strange=E2=80=9D
> as in strange (different, new) pussy.
> Mar 14, 2009
> I thought that this was a common saying (is it not?) and until I heard the
> record, [A Piece of Strange,] and I saw the hot cartoon chick on the front.
> I thought they were playing on this.
> http://qn5.com/discuss/viewthread/13155/#227222
> Yes, this, too, was different  the StL of the "50's. We used, "a _taste_ of
> strange."
> -Wilson
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> 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.
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