_Kiss my grits!_ = "Kiss my ass!," by a writer for The Family Guy

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 31 01:07:29 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 6:41 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> _This_ has been around for decades

"Kiss my grits"?


"Kiss my wrist"?

The latter, IMO, is the more obvious, having a closer rhyme. But they
both seem to be the kind of thing that's spontaneously re-invented
repeatedly by the siver-tongued and others quick with a quip. Very
likely, they've both been around since perchild first swung down from
the trees.

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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