[Ads-l] for hyperbole fans

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Wed Aug 14 10:42:20 EDT 2019


When I was a kid, I collected buffalo nickels. Who knew how they were made.)
SG

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From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:25 AM
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Subject: Re: [ADS-L] for hyperbole fans

> On Aug 14, 2019, at 10:18 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> 1934 Detroit Times (Nov. 5) (Editorial p.): Jim became head cattle buyer
> for Tex Rickard down in Paraguay. He can bulldog a buffalo on a nickel.
>
> (I'd have said "off," though admittedly I've never tried this.)
>
Maybe the idea is you bulldog the [buffalo on a nickel] until the buffalo gets all wore out, then you bulldog it right off.

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