NYTimes -- repeating myths?

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 18 23:02:02 UTC 2013

Noticed this today:

Beyond physical sites, the historic Bowery survives in popular culture,
including phrases believed to have originated there like “kick the bucket,”
“going on a bender” and “so long.”

Am I right that it is wrong to attribute these phrases to the Bowery?


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