escape goat

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 5 23:33:45 UTC 2012

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
> does

Dialect clash: "nannies" and not "does."

AFAIK, there is no connection whatsoever between this "nanny" and the
word for rich people's baby-sitters.

A hide-and-(go-)seek call:

One for the money!
Two fie to show!
All that ain't hid
Nanny-billy goat!

The American Dialect Society -

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