[Ads-l] Heard: spoken by an Australian from New South Wales

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 23 13:01:07 EST 2017

"pillowslip" < _pillowcase_

Mildly surprising. "Pillowslip" was the ordinary term that I used as a
child, in East Texas. I have no idea whether this form is used anywhere
else in the U.S., bedclothes not being a particularly common topic of
conversation outside of the family. IAC, it seems to me that _pillowcase_
is the preferred term, in Yankspeak.

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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