[Ads-l] An old pattern re-used

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 17 17:40:46 EDT 2016


On Futurama, Bender speaks:

"He's pending for a bending"

like unto the

"... aching for a breaking," "... cruising for a bruising," "... pining for
a pining" (paddles for frat initiations are made of pine, if that one's
less than clear to younger readers)

from at least the '50's.

-- 
-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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