[Ads-l] Bogus Poe attribution

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 26 19:35:14 EDT 2017


On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 2:06 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Well, I swan.


You've said a taste! "Swan," indeed! Having heard this said in the 'hood
for the past 75 years or so, I had been under the impression that it was
nothing more than a street-level folk-saying. I had no idea that a giant of
American literature had written it. I made the same mistake WRT "What goes
around comes around," taking it to be merely an annoying,
pswaydo-intellectual catch-phrase used by a single member of the Los
Angeles black demi-monde with whom I had the misfortune to be acquainted,
from whose leaden tongue, "You got to bring ass to get ass" would have
fallen more trippingly.


-- 
-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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