Heard on Springer: _ride with [someone]_ = "take care of during, share in bad times," etc.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 13 16:56:52 UTC 2010

Mid-twenty-ish, white female speaker to white boyfriend's other white

"Are *you* going to _ride with him_, the next time he goes to prison?"

To boyfriend: "... You might infect me with a STD, sleeping with all
these other women!"

Late-twenty-ish, white male to above girlfriend:

"It's not '*all* these other women'! There's been only seven. Besides,
if *I* get an STD, you *ought* to _ride with me_ on it, if you're my

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

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