[Ads-l] Heard on re-run of Reno 911

Margaret Lee 0000006730deb3bf-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Fri Jul 29 09:45:23 UTC 2016

I heard my children and their friends say this--the whole thing-- when they were growing in the 80's and '90's. 
--Margaret Lee

      From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
 Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2016 4:24 PM
 Subject: Heard on re-run of Reno 911
A. Shut up!

B. _I don't shut up, I grow up and, every time/when I look at you, I throw

Twelve hits.

I last heard this ca. 1943, in St. Louis. Google also has an extended
version that's new to me:

"... and your mama/papa comes around the corner and licks it up."

"Every time" was preferred to "when" in StL. IAC, it was very rare, to the
extent that I thought that the first person that I heard say it had coined
it. You can imagine my shock, when I heard the black Reno cop say it.

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/


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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