[Ads-l] Bogus Poe attribution

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 26 21:00:40 EDT 2017


Probably more Fake News (TM).

I mean, Edgar Allan Poe?!  The Ulalume / tintinnabulation guy?

Are you SERIOUS????

JL

On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 7:35 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> -----
> 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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