[Ads-l] _greedy-gut_

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 13 08:41:19 EST 2017


Both in HDAS I.

JL

On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 11:19 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Lost word (and food) enthusiast John L. Idol, Jr is partial to “belly
> timber”
> 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.
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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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