Trait on, hate on, etc.

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu May 25 14:45:54 UTC 2006

On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 07:41:35AM -0700, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> 35 years ago the common verb "dig" (to like) was frequently augmented with "on" in white, semi-hippie student speech in N.Y.C. :
> "I could tell she was diggin' on it!"
>   It seemed like a novelty at the time.

"I ain't Jewish, man, I just don't dig on swine."

-- Pulp Fiction


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