An American witticism

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 5 23:26:36 UTC 2013

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> We graduated and the whole class made straight for the posting lists. Some
> came away smiling, and some didn't. As one bombardier put it, "Damn.
> B-24's. I'm going to go through this war with a hotel strapped to my ass".

Well, it funnybones me. Of course, I'm helped by the fact that I
remember what a B-24 looked like and I don't have to resort to Google
Images to get the picture. [rimshot!]

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

The American Dialect Society -

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