[Ads-l] kick ass; fisherman's luck

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 6 00:52:29 UTC 2017

1862, at  http://altchive.org/private-voices/node/11901:  Old capen gilburt
is doun her doing All he Can to get us to volenter Agan  [Written between
lines:] I want to kick ass.

1864, at  http://altchive.org/private-voices/node/9462: We fish a good part
of our time that is a vary good traid mutch like whare you live we jeneraly
have fishermans luck a wet ass and hungry gut &c &c

Something sounds a little off about "kick ass," but I don't know how to
interpret it except in the current sense.


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