[Ads-l] Two minor archaic forms

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 9 13:15:21 UTC 2014


Watched the 1949 B-movie classic _Gun Crazy_ last night.  It provided
inspiration for _Bonnie and Clyde_.

At one point, bank-robber/chump Bart refers offhandedly to a "having a
barbecue party."

Later he mentions police "road blockades."

It's hard to imagine a modern American world when people didn't routinely
say "barbecue" and "roadblock."

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

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