[Ads-l] _pussy-good_ "very good, as good as one could possibly want, the best"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 12 17:37:25 EDT 2017

This was common in Saint Louis BE back in the ’50’s. If it was used by Babe
Ruth, however, it's clearly older than the ’50’s.

Massy's Game - Page 57
Jack Olsen - 1976 - ‎Snippet view
"How do you feel about the next season, Mr. Ruth?"
"Pussy good."
"What do you think of the Yankees’ chances?"
"Oh, pussy good, pussy good."
"How’s the pitching this time around, Babe?"
"Pussy good. Yes, sir, pussy good!"
"I went back to my office with nothing in my notepad except 'pussy good.' "

In the UD from ’03.
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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