[Ads-l] 1st rule of xxx club

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 21 12:16:22 EDT 2021


I was referring to the turn of phrase, especially the "first rule" aspect.
Easy to find statements like "the first rule of the gang is don't talk" in
the early 20th century.

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021, 10:04 AM MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY DEVCOM
AVMC (USA) <0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:

> I'm sure the attitude far predates Palahniuk's book.  I was just
> interested in the turn of phrase, which is common.
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> > Sounds like the "Know-Nothing" political party of ante-bellum USA.
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> On Tue, Jul 20, 2021, 10:37 AM James Landau <
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> > Sounds like the "Know-Nothing" political party of ante-bellum USA.
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> > James Landau
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