A trivial parallel

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed May 30 12:02:14 UTC 2007

Is the "mouth" of a shoe at the loose end of its tongue?? I find the metaphor dizzying.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 04:54:29 -0700
>From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>
>Subject: Re: A trivial parallel
>By today's standards, "shoe-mouth deep" ain't that deep woe-wise.
>Get a life, Jim!
>Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote: ----------------------
>James Whitcomb Riley
>The idy! Wadin round here over shoe-mouth deep in woe,
>When they's a graded 'pike o' joy and sunshine _don't you know!_

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