You say crip, I say gut

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Apr 27 19:59:20 UTC 2010

At 4/27/2010 02:12 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>"Gut" and "crip" were both in use at NYU to describe easy courses, but among
>the people I knew "crip" was by far the more common.

Uptown, "gut" was what I heard commonly at Columbia.  I think I
didn't hear crip until here a day ago.  (Do we have another
linguistic dividing line?  What was said at Hunter?  City?  Union
Theological Seminary?  Jewish Theological Seminary?)  But then, I
didn't talk to very many people.


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