[Ads-l] A couple of first-heards

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 16 04:05:07 UTC 2015


Heard on medical reality-TV show from Louisville:

Grandmother: "She gave me my first _grandboy_!

Doctor            : "His _great toe_ presents as gangrenous."


"Grandboy" is in at least four on-line dictionaries, but I haven't heard it
or read it, before.

Naturally, I'm quite familiar with "great toe," but this is the first that
I've ever heard anyone actually say it.

-- 
-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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