[Ads-l] healthier, n.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 11 10:56:54 UTC 2015


Memorable moments stick in the memory.

JL

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 11:41 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> ---------------------- Information from the mail header
> -----------------------
> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: healthier, n.
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:24 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Another ex. of a trend in usage that begins imperceptibly, then suddenly
> > seems brand-new  a century later.
> >
>
> It's a saying that I'e known since childhood. I was lucky to be able to
> back it up with more than, "I saw it as a graffito scribbled onto the wall
> of a mess hall at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, in November of 1959," a claim
> that was ridiculed by someone here at ADS-L in a discussion of, "There is
> no gravity, the earth sucks."
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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.
> -Mark Twain
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
>



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

------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


More information about the Ads-l mailing list