[Ads-l] worm

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 9 22:31:05 UTC 2015


The pre-20th C. exx. are from the secret HDAS archives, which also contain
a 1923.

I found the 1927 while searching unsuccessfully for a pre-1964 "You suck!"

JL

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 4:31 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 2:21 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> > "burp the worm"
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> Naturally, this is also new to me.
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