[Ads-l] A kind of interdating

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 10 01:17:41 UTC 2016

HDAS Page 42 dates the expression

"Your ass is grass and I'm the lawnmower"

from 1955-56.

In the movie, _The Girl He Left Behind_, released October 26, 1956, Murray
Hamilton, as Army Drill Sergeant Buck, says to Tab Hunter, as Army
basic-trainee, Recruit Schaeffer:

"Your ass is grass and I'm the lawnmower!"

Since the only way to verify this, if you haven't seen the movie, is to see
the movie...
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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