[Ads-l] healthier, n.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 11 01:24:02 UTC 2015


Fabulous, Wilson.

Another ex. of a trend in usage that begins imperceptibly, then suddenly
seems brand-new  a century later.

JL

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 6:41 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> > "Beauty is only skin-deep, but ugly is to the bone."
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> The Railroad Trainman - Volume 10 - Page 39
> https://books.google.com/books?id=lU0qAQAAIAAJ
> 1893
> We all know it's said, "beauty is only skin deep, but ugly is to the bone."
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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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