[Ads-l] "slap-fight"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 16 06:02:53 UTC 2015

On a random reality-TV show there was featured a "slap-fight" between two
white guys. They took turns slapping the living shit out of each other,
until one of them couldn't take any more.

Back in The Lou amongst the colored, a "slap-fight" was the same as a
"fight fair-fists," except with open hands instead of fists. It was
regarded as mere fucking around and not as a test of the participants'

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

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