[Ads-l] "dad bod" ---

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 20 01:46:02 UTC 2015

On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 8:51 PM, Benjamin Torbert <btorbert at gmail.com>

> My personal body takes it back at least to 2003.

Dad blame (it)!

This was common when I was a kid in The Lou, in the late '40's. My mother,
who grew up in Texas, preferred "Dog bite it!" Jack Vance and Ishmael Reed
appear to be the only authors who have used that in print.

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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