[Ads-l] heart-rendering

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 8 15:30:12 EDT 2021


Still not in OED. Antedating, too:

1862 Rebecca Wiswell, in _Civil War Times_ (Dec., 2016) 27: Some have died
rejoicing [,] some have died begging for mercy, such scenes are heart
rendering to me.

Wiswell was a nurse at a military hospital in Georgetown.

JL

On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 9:49 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at yahoo.com>
wrote:

> Yeah, parents, teachers, and clergy pass out when they hear rappers
> yelling "irregardless."
>
> JL
>
> *"Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET <Berson at ATT.NET>>* wrote:
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> Poster: "Joel S. Berson"
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> At 2/16/2008 12:16 AM, LanDi Liu wrote:
> >On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 8:09 AM, Brenda Lester
> >wrote:
> >
> > > During a lecture, my prof used the word "irregardless," and I almost
> fell
> > > out of my chair. But I kept my mouth shut because he was getting over
> the
> > > flu and not feeling well.
> > >
> > > bl
> > >
> >
> >Joel Berson and Wilson Gray have used it here just this year!
> >
> >But that's OK, because according to this site, it's "the baddest-ass word
> of
> >all time!"
> >http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9796217-1.html
>
> That's why we use it -- to get street rep in the 'hood. (I'm sure
> Wilson can put it more colorfully.)
>
> Joel
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