[Ads-l] where to find sympathy

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 19 00:07:57 EDT 2017


On the Strong Language blog, I look into variations on a saying we
discussed a couple of years ago: "If you're looking for sympathy, you can
find it in the dictionary between 'shit' and 'syphilis.'"

https://stronglang.wordpress.com/2017/10/19/where-can-you-find-sympathy/

Linking back to our earlier discussion:

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2015-March/136422.html

JL will be glad to know that I tracked down the example he remembered in
the "World at War" miniseries.

--bgz

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