Paul paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Sun Dec 12 11:46:40 UTC 2010

There was a wonderful cartoon in the _New Yorker_,showing a man loading
a revolver while a voice balloon from another room says "We just have
time for a drinkie and a ciggi-poo before Din-Din". Maybe mid fifties

On 12/12/2010 12:21 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Paul Johnston<paul.johnston at wmich.edu>  wrote:
>> breakfast>  brekkie
> And there's AmE "brekkie-poo, ciggie-poo, pussy(cat)-poo." Probably
> quite local; probably obsolete. I haven't heard such formations since
> the '70's. It hasnothing to do with _poo_ as a cover for "shit."
> There's a site, dookie-poo.com, that probably does have to do with
> shit, I reckon. I'm not curious enough to check it out.
> --
> -Wilson
> ------
> 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
> Once we recognize that we do not err out of laziness, stupidity,
> or evil intent, we can uncumber ourselves of the impossible burden of
> trying to be permanently right. We can take seriously the proposition
> that we could be in error, without necessarily deeming ourselves
> idiotic or unworthy.
> --Kathryn Schulz
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