[Ads-l] Facebookery: _to higher_ "to raise"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 16 06:43:23 EDT 2018


1906 in B. Bronson _The Singing Tradition of the Child Ballads_ (Abridged
ed.) (Princeton U. P., 1976) 85: She whooped, she holloed, she highered her
voice.

Here it presumably means "shrillified."

JL

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 12:30 AM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> "we have the new train _to higher_ the crime rate"
>
> Probably some kind of brain-fart and not real language-change.
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> -Wilson
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> 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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