A reminder of the good old days

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 3 05:20:57 UTC 2009

"Whoopsie Goldberg" freaking out on [adult swim] because she was
served a cheeseburger instead of a hamburger.

Backstory: fifty years ago, black people did not eat meat and cheese
together. As a consequence, when I was in the Army, we referred to
ourselves as "hamburgers" and to white GI's as "cheeseburgers."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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