[Ads-l] _hit in the face with the ugly stick_

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Tue Oct 18 17:23:55 EDT 2016

Wilson Gray wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 5:05 PM, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:
>> the "ugly stick", which did physical damage and also decreased the
>> Charisma of the victim.
> Specifically when the victim was "hit in the face with the ugly stick"?
I think the phrase which inspired me was something like "bein' whupped 
with the ugly stick".

Jim Parish

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

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