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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 21 16:07:09 EDT 2017

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 2:09 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), author of the still hilarious
> Arthurian spoof, "The Misfortunes of Elphin" (1829).

Available for download from GBooks, if anyone else besides me is interested.

Both _Jere-pronounced-Jerry_ and _Peacock_ have always seemed to me,
somehow, "uncalled for," so to speak, as names.

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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