[Ads-l] St. Louis BE term: _spring bouncer_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 29 08:34:20 UTC 2020


Man walking on eggshells
By Herbert A. Simmons
Jazz Book Club, London: 1962

The class gasped. James really did carry a knife; not just a little
pocketknife either, like a lot of the boys carried, but a sure 'nough for
real _spring bouncer_ where the blade shot out when you pressed a button in
the handle.

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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