[Ads-l] An old usage

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 20 02:17:07 UTC 2020

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May 3, 2019 - You folks _talk about him like he had a tail_. Someone should
crack a history book ( you). W isn't the same person as HW.

An ancient turn of phrase amongst the colored. May be general Southern.
Ain't no tellin'. Never seen it in print, before.

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

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

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