[Ads-l] _greedy-gut_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 12 23:19:45 EST 2017

Lost word (and food) enthusiast John L. Idol, Jr is partial to “belly
and other weird and obsolete food terms for the holiday season, such as
greedygut ..."

"Greedy-gut" may be regionally-peculiar to East Texas, but it's hardly
"obsolete." Indeed, according to DARE, it's found as far east as Virginia,
as far pseudo-north as Missouri - taken there from Texas by my family, no
doubt - and as far west as Oregon.

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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