A [Short] Quote from SLATE

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sat Mar 17 18:19:18 UTC 2001

"Douglas G. Wilson" <douglas at NB.NET> asks:

>Partridge shows "hop the twig" = "die" -- from 1797, and apparently used in
>WW II (RAF[?]). I don't think I've ever encountered it before either: maybe
>it's largely British?
Dunno about that, but am reminded of the following, written by an American:

There was a male chauvinist pig
"Bill Clinton" in fact was his sig.
He thought even Venus
Admired MCP-ness
Until he was lopped from his twig.

...in this case, referring to his sudden unpopularity.

A. Murie

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