Heard on the tube

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 24 21:30:59 UTC 2014

In an ad, approximately:

?"strong enough to? _eat lightning and crap thunder_"

Very reminiscent of the old - ca. 1955-65 - BE catchphrase:

"bad enough to _handcuff lightning and put thunder in jail_"

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 - http://www.americandialect.org

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