[Ads-l] _goon-child_: HDAS 1942

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 28 20:21:02 UTC 2015

Collier's - Volume 102 - Page 120
"Yeah, somebody else seems to have got that idea." He took the photograph
out of his coat, laid it on the table, and said angrily, "Will you tell
that _goon-child_, the next time she wants to take her clothes off for a
camera, to call in some local boy?"

Serendipity. I was looking for "Mr. Goon-Child," from _Tales Calculated to
Drive You MAD_.
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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