[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.

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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