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Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue May 22 19:17:24 UTC 2007

On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 02:12:16PM -0500, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC wrote:
> >
> > [quoting Wilson]
> > Amen, Larry. BTW, thinking about an old friend, what ever
> > happened to "slum"? [There''s a pun. "Thinking About an Old
> > Friend" is the title of a Texas blues.]
> I've never heard nor seen "blues" used as a singular count noun like
> that before.  Izzat standard?

Yes, it's standard and common.

Jesse Sheidlower

P.S. At least, among people who discuss the blues

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