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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 24 11:03:43 EDT 2017


"Seattle," not "Spokane."

JL

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 4:07 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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