[Ads-l] Heard: _for days_, an intensifier

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 22 02:47:10 EDT 2016

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 11:06 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> 1972 [US] B. Rodgers _Queens’ Vernacular_ 60: _days_ (exclam) affirmative,
> translated to mean you said it!

Based on a single published instance? That's weak.

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.
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