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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 31 23:25:28 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 8:26 AM, Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:
> Back in 1974, an aritcle by W. R. Higginbotham, "The Real Nitty Gritty," _American Speech_ 49:90-101, suggested anal implications of "gritty" in the phrase "nitty gritty" ("nitty" referring to louse eggs).

You don't believe that shit, do you, Charlie?

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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