An animated-cartoon hillbilly is getting ready to "pah-TAY!"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 6 00:02:06 UTC 2012

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
> I think all sorts of things _come undone_.

Wait, what?! Are you sure about that?! Don't all sorts of things "come
*aloose*"?! What variety of "English" do you people speak, anyroad?


But seriously, folks, what's up with the semantics of this phrase that
it's bad WRT poor Eleanor Rigby, but something that hillbilly Early
Cuyler would be eagerly looking forward to?
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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