New to me: "You=?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=99ll_?=get sick _IN THE_ stomach,"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 4 07:38:46 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Gordon, Matthew J.
<GordonMJ at> wrote:
> the IN form [is found] in Central PA

Upper Darby is in deep Southeast PA, but that's close to Central PA
for government work, especially since it was done over sixty years
ago. I learned IN THE as a child in NE Texas. Nowadays, I usually use
"blow chunk," which I read in The National Lampoon, in the '70's. When
I tried using this as a "new" expression, I was told that it was
already some ten years old, among former U PA frat boys. Well, it was
new to me. Oddly, I've *heard* only "blow *chunks*," in the wild.


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to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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