[Ads-l] where to find sympathy

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 19 04:07:57 UTC 2017

On the Strong Language blog, I look into variations on a saying we
discussed a couple of years ago: "If you're looking for sympathy, you can
find it in the dictionary between 'shit' and 'syphilis.'"


Linking back to our earlier discussion:


JL will be glad to know that I tracked down the example he remembered in
the "World at War" miniseries.


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