[Ads-l] The UD isn't _always_ worthless!

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 23 22:39:42 EDT 2016


On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 7:34 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> grade-school students giggling
>

A local shoe-store named "The Bootery" had that effect, when I was a kid.
Somehow, "booty" in the "pirate" sense didn't have that effect. OTOH, the
title of the movie, The Body Snatcher, quickly gave birth to "the boody
snatcher" which, in turn, spawned a chasing game in which someone would
proclaim, "I'm the boody-snatcher!," and everyone else would scatter, lest
his boody be snatched - grabbed - by the boody-snatcher.


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-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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