[Ads-l] an early "high fluting" (1838)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 19 20:51:09 UTC 2015


On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 7:14 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> nobody now ever uses it in reference to themselves, except
> to deny they're high-falutin or like high-falutin things.
>

For real? I did not know that.
-- 
-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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