[Ads-l] pop a cap: big antedating

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 1 22:17:54 UTC 2015

On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 11:35 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> "Bust a cap" is now more usual.

As HDAS notes, amongst the colored, this has been most usually expressed as

"bust a cap _in your ass_"

since ca. 1963.

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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