dialectal "from the home" /of the home

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 1 20:30:39 UTC 2004

At 3:24 PM -0500 12/1/04, Alice Faber wrote:
>--On Wednesday, December 1, 2004 3:08 PM -0500 Laurence Horn
><laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
>>At 1:26 PM -0500 12/1/04, Mark A. Mandel wrote:
>>>   From: Jonathan Lighter:
>>>    >>>>>
>>>   The Chief says, "What in blazes is this?  I call the Texas Rangers to =
>>>put down a riot and all they send is ONE little ol' Ranger?"
>>>   The Ranger shifts his chaw from one side to the other, squirts a brown
>>>   = stream o' juice, an' he says, "Hell, they's only ONE little ol'
>>>riot, = ain't they?"
>>>  <<<<<
>>>This reminds me of "One riot, one Mountie."
>>which reminds me of "25 players, 25 cabs", referring to the various
>>socially dysfunctional baseball teams, including the Red Sox of the
>>bad old days...
>>larry, also dimly recalling something along the lines of "six Jews,
>>seven opinions"--or rather "n Jews, n + m opinions" for some
>>forgotten but positive values of n and m
>2 Jews, 3 congregations, if I remember correctly.
Of course--congregations, not opinions.  And n=2 might correspond to
the form I've heard too--at least I'm pretty sure that m=1, I just
can't quite recall if n is necessarily 2.


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