"pee" goes standard

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 14 09:25:22 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 12:06 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> Are noses powdered no more?

Now that you mention it, "go to the powder-room" was used, back in the
day. Ray Charles used "powder-place," but I know it only as a hapax
from one of his records and I suspect that "Baby Ray" used it only
because he needed a rhyme. But,


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