[Ads-l] _on the bone_ "ithyphallic"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 19 00:37:47 EDT 2017

On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 9:58 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> Back in my day,  "boner" was a common and polite term for an embarrassing
> error.
> No more. (Of course, I exaggerate; but it's been decades since I last heard
> someone say it.)

Doubtless, we won't hear anyone say, "pull a boner," ever again.

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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