[Ads-l] Sad *on* you.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 22 04:12:43 UTC 2015

On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 6:57 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> When I was a lad (ca1960)  the usual white-kid equivalent was "Tough on
> you!"
> A. Man, if you don't lend me a pencil, I'm gonna be in trouble with the
> teacher!
> B. [Snorts.]  Tough on you!
> Or,
> A. My parents just died in an inconceivable freak accident ! Now I'm an
> orphan!
> B. Tough on you!
> It  was often said by those who loved that it was tough on you and not on
> them.

Convergent evolution!

WRT "often said": Exactly!
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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