[Ads-l] cotton-picking

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 25 09:29:21 EDT 2018


Popularized by Tennessee Ernie. See HDAS.

"Cotton-picking" functions essentially as a euphemism for "goddamned."

JL



On Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 6:42 AM W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> "If the river was whiskey and the branch was wine
> You could see me in bathin' just any ol' time ..."
> Charlie Poole 1930, 0:33 - 0:38
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL4J-XIAKvw
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