[Ads-l] _on the bone_ "ithyphallic; on hard"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 19 03:17:54 UTC 2014

On Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 7:10 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> "bone" goes way back.

I know. Back to 1916, at least, though I don't believe the quoted
"etymology." Here of late, I've been reading so much HDAS that my copy is
beginning to fall to pieces. ;-)

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

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