"gun in your pocket"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 5 02:39:55 UTC 2013

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 9:03 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> the author of the text at the site takes it for granted (with no support offered) that it originated with West

As did this writer, before his failed attempt to uncover the least bit
of published evidence of any kind in support of that assumption. It's
another don't-let-the-door-hit-you-in-the-back. That is, the banana
makes more sense and is, therefore, correct, because a gun swings in
the wrong direction.

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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