[Ads-l] Above the freight

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 24 05:16:34 UTC 2015


> On Dec 23, 2015, at 11:54 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> I know "Proud Mary" only from the song "Rolling on the River":
> 
> Big wheel keep on turnin',
> Proud Mary keep on burnin'.
> Rollin', rollin', rollin' on the river.
> 
> At first I mondegreened it to "primary", but once past that I still figured
> it referred to the engine. What do you mean by it?
> 
> Mark Mandel

I wasn't sure either, but it's good to know there's a bathroom on the right.

LH
> 
> On Dec 23, 2015 11:33 AM, "Dan Goncharoff" <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> You kid, but Proud Mary was important in the early days of steamships...
>> 
>> DanG
>> 
>> On Wed, Dec 23, 2015 at 11:14 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>>> And the real reason the crew had to wear wellies on the poop deck. (From
>>> the French <la poupe>, naturellement. The men resented this ordure from
> the
>>> capitain, who said, "Eh bien, your SHIT don't stink, do it?") Ya didn't
>>> know that, I betcha. Well, neither did I.
> 
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