[Ads-l] _piece_ interdating; _it_ interdating; _jaw_ "cheek," pl. "face"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 12 02:17:09 UTC 2016

On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 9:07 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> ca1890? _The Stag Party_ (N.p., n.d.) 219: She was an arrant whore and
> had her heart set on a piece from Joseph.

On today's TV, women quite often speak of getting a "piece" from a man. I
can't get ready for that, though I now concede that "Mary fucked John" is
no longer nonsense and is as semantically interpretable as "John fucked
Mary" is.

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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