[Ads-l] _onry_ [< ornery < ordinary] "of man or beast: mean, nasty, angry, cruel, crude, unpleasant, dangerous, " etc..

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 15 23:47:21 UTC 2016

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 6:53 PM, Herb Stahlke <hfwstahlke at gmail.com> wrote:

> In Central Indiana, I have heard "ornry" used to mean "endearingly
> uncooperative."  Being ornry is generally a positive quality.

Oh, Herb, you're just being ornery! 😀

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come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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