[Ads-l] Heard: "aces"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 18 20:34:52 UTC 2015


Approx.: "The first version of the show was _aces_."

This was already antiquated when I was a child. HDAS finds it in print back
in 1901, suggesting that it was in use in speech possibly as far back as
1890 or even earlier. Since this sentence occurs in a TV ad, it would be
ironic, if this oldie were consequently recalled to life by young'uns of
today thinking it to be, well, "aces."

Youneverknow.
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-Wilson
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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

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