Heard on the tube

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Aug 24 21:40:32 UTC 2014

On Aug 24, 2014, at 5:30 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

> 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_"

Three g-hits for "If you eat lightning you'll crap thunder", sort of the celestial version of lying down with dogs and waking up with fleas.


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