defense = verb

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Fri Nov 11 06:38:59 UTC 2005

On Thu, 10 Nov 2005 23:56:47 -0600, Mullins, Bill wrote:

>That reminds me:
>Why was the ground slippery at Bunker Hill?
>The British kept coming and coming . . . .

Do they make the same joke about the Battle of New Orleans?

"We fired our guns and the British kept a'comin'..."

--Ben Zimmer

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