[Ads-l] Shoe goes both ways

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Aug 6 20:05:51 EDT 2017


> On Aug 6, 2017, at 5:53 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Now Long John made him
> A pair of shoes,
> They were the funniest shoes
> That you ever did see.
> Had a heel in front
> And a heel behind;
> You could never tell where
> Long John was gwine.
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> Very useful. Relevance to question: possibly zero.

Maybe not, but the Holy Modal Rounders do a nice job on it.

Could be the shoe that goes both ways is a blend of the knife that cuts both ways and “if the shoe fits…”

LH

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> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 4:33 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Heard today on Sirius POTUS Channel.
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>> I have no idea what was meant.
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>> Knife cuts both ways?
>> Whichever way the shoe drops?
>> Is a puzzlement...
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