Heard on the tube

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 25 01:08:20 UTC 2014

On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 6:32 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> Muhammad Ali used a rhyming version of that expression in 1974.

Yes. But did you know that there is an earlier instance of "different
strokes for different folks" that antedates the Cassius Marcellus Clay
quote of 1963? ;-)

A Study of the Roles of Attitudes and Motivation in Second Language
Learning: Final Technical Report, November 25, 1961, Volume 2, by Wallace
E. Lambert
McGill University, 1961, P.5

" ... different strokes for different folks!"

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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