[Ads-l] Heard on Forensic Files

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 15 23:09:36 EDT 2017

Spoken by Jackson, Illinois, police detective:

"She _poured her husband with gasoline_ and set fire to him."

I wouldn't put it quite that was, but...

(In fact, her husband carelessly poured *gasoline* into a hot,
*kerosene*-burning stove and it blew up in his face, setting him afire).

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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