Pronoun [was Finally!] (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Thu Sep 27 23:38:04 UTC 2007

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And "Don't let your alligator mouth start something your hummingbird ass
can't finish."

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Laurence Horn
> Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 8:19 PM
> Subject: Re: Pronoun [was Finally!]

> ...and a very rich entry, or set of entries, it is.  I was
> just thinking of "Don't let your mouth write a check your ass
> can't cash", and that's in there with a couple of hits, under
> the 'ability and determination' entry.  Wilson's friend's
> greeting ("How's your ass?") makes an appearance too, from
> 1960 ("usu. considered vulgar"--like virtually every other
> entry for _ass_, curiously enough!).
> LH
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