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

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sun Jul 19 22:01:30 UTC 2015


What do we make of 
   
      - He's a high-falutin', rootin', shootin',
      - Son of a gun from Arizona,
      - Ragtime Cowboy Joe.
   -    


Even if Joe never called himself high-falutin', this still sounds like praise.

Joel

      From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2015 4:51 PM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] an early "high fluting" (1838)
   
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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