[Ads-l] dime-store novel

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 14 13:16:55 UTC 2019

I mentioned this rationalization of "dime novel" back in 2005 and again in
2007. I heard it more than once from a student in 1992.

Joshua Green, CNN Political Analyst, has just characterized the current WH
intrigue as "something in a dime-store novel."

With the eclipse of dime-stores, however, the idea will have to be
rationalized again.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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