[Ads-l] go for a "Burton"--a 1944 etymology guess (UNCLASSIFIED)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 15 00:30:26 UTC 2015


A source in GB asserts that the alleged ad did not exist.

JL

On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 4:50 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) ADSGarson O'Toole
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> > roundly rated them
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> For their usances and their Jewish gabardine?
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