[Ads-l] An old pattern re-used

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 17 21:40:46 UTC 2016

On Futurama, Bender speaks:

"He's pending for a bending"

like unto the

"... aching for a breaking," "... cruising for a bruising," "... pining for
a pining" (paddles for frat initiations are made of pine, if that one's
less than clear to younger readers)

from at least the '50's.

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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