"Died in the Wool"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 19 20:08:42 UTC 2006

Great catch, in any case, Bill. Heard on "Judge Joe Brown": "I was paying
about $150/mo. for his cell[phone] till we broke up. Then the bill got
_rang_ up to over $500/mo." Prolly just a tip of the slung, but perhaps
worth a smile, given the underlying "telephone-rang" context.


On 5/19/06, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC <Bill.Mullins at us.army.mil> wrote:
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> Subject:      "Died in the Wool"
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> Newspaperarchive sends out daily "on this date in history" emails, to
> entice you to look them up.  I thought I had found an eggcorn today:
> "Col. T.E. Lawrence 'Lawrence of Arabia' of undying historic fame died
> in the Wool military hospital here today after an amazing battle for
> life. "  Winnipeg Free Press reported on May 20, 1935.
> Turns out it was proper usage.  But it sure jumped off the page at me.
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