speed humps

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 2 01:38:44 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 6:55 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> the sign was merely warning motorists against what
> us regular people call "_speed bumps_."

Say what, now? In Saint Louis, we call those "speed _breakers_."

Of course, the fact of the matter is that, since I've left StL, the
only term that I've come across is "... bumps."
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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