[Ads-l] to wrong-do (trans.)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 6 08:21:19 UTC 2016


Larry, Larry, you mean "made her feel wiggly."


JL

On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 9:20 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > Begin forwarded message:
> >
> > From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> > Subject: Re: to wrong-do
> > Date: May 5, 2016 at 8:14:39 PM EDT
> > To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> >
> >
> >> On May 5, 2016, at 7:37 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> CNN reports that FBI's investigation of Secretary Clinton has failed to
> >> "find any intention to wrong-do."
> >>
> >> JL
> >
> > Let's see how it works for transitives...
> >
> > Frankie went down to the corner saloon
> > Just for a bucket of beer
> > Said "O Mr. Bartender,
> > Has my lovin' Johnnie been here?"
> > He was her man but he wrong-done her.
> >
> > Nah, doesn't scan.
> >
> Better scansion:
>
> Said "Oh Mr. Bartender,
> Has my lovin' Johnnie been here?"
> He made her feel tingly,
> But he wrong-done her bigly.
>
> LH
>
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