[Ads-l] _greedy-gut_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 13 16:05:31 EST 2017


> Both in HDAS I.

Interesting! It didn't occur to me that "greedy-gut" might be regarded as
slang. It's always used as a synonym for "glutton" - very surprised, back
in the day, to find out that both "glutton" and "greedy-gut" were "real
words" and not just something made up and used only in the family circle.

Youneverknow.

On Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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-- 
-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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