[Ads-l] an obscenity getsa new meaning

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 24 19:24:53 EST 2017

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 6:50 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> HDAS files lack "pussy cap" entirely.

FWIW, so does my memory.


Adventure - Volume 30, Issue 4 - Page 99
1921 - ‎Read - ‎More editions
“Old Obediah E. T. Jones was also present, dolled up in his _pussy-cap_ and
Summer suit o' dungarees and riding old Marigold who was cuttin' curves
through the mesquite, like a haughty buck-rabbit, on her new gum-shoes.

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

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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