[Ads-l] RES: Heard on Dr. Phil:

David Daniel dad at COARSECOURSES.COM
Fri Aug 26 12:26:16 UTC 2016

You clearly never heard of the father lobster who wouldn't let his daughter
marry a crab because the crab walked sideways. Needless to say there's a lot
of heartbreak and sadness. Then one day the crab shows up walking forwards.
"Goodness!" say father and daughter. "You're walking forwards!" "Yesh," says
the crab, "an I doan care who knowsh it eader."

Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Heard on Dr. Phil:

"He [alcoholic hubby and dad] was literally walking sideways, down the
middle of the street!"

This suggests to me that the otherwise opaque phrase, "to get sideways,"
means "to get drunk." Of course,


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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