[Ads-l] A bogus "etymology"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 19 12:10:47 EST 2017


Paywalled. What's the definition?

Mark

On Jan 25, 2017 1:38 AM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> purr-tongue n. [_play on pussy_ n. (1)] (US black)
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> http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/
> 9780199829941.001.0001/acref-9780199829941-e-37277?result=4&rskey=4Pv8Q1
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> goo.gl/QIDyQb
>
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> Unfortunately, its authority will undoubtedly render it "genuine."
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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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