[Ads-l] human wrecking ball

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 23 16:13:37 EDT 2021

There's a 1971 ex. in the Philadelphia News (July 16), p. 40, but I don't
feel like paying Newspapers.com extra to see the whole sentence.

I've heard it many times, esp. in the past few years. Seems like it was
originally used for football players.

Later for a certain president.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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