[Ads-l] Antedating of Jeepers

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 30 05:51:23 UTC 2015

On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:

> "Well, anyhoe, I ketchin an evryting shees go purty gude but 2 mooch slow
> u=
> ntil we hittingk sucha stashun how you callit "Parkin Place" - den train
> sh=
> ees go down big hill to town witch Connduckter callin "Mahnoy City" - den
> t=
> rain shees backin up fur longk time and By Jeepers we stop "Parkin Place"
> a=
> gain!"

Where do you work-a, John?
On the Delaware, Lackawann'[a & Western Railroad]!

For those to young to recognize the above, it's a verse from a popular song
of my lost youth.

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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