[Ads-l] Miscellany

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 17 17:26:07 UTC 2021

Some of you may know that long before the Internet I used to write notes on
cards.  Some of these were on matters of minor linguistic interest. (Now I
post things immediately to the list.)

I just found a bunch of these at the bottom of an old crate and will post
some here.

For a start:
1902 W. W. Naughton KIngs of the Queensberry Realm_ (Chicago: Continental)
41: The old Donnybrook formula, "Wherever you see a head, hit it."

1996 Black woman, age ca.27 on _Rolanda_ (syn. TV series) (taped in NYC):
He's _your_ fresh an' brud!  [Clearly enunciated].

OK, not linguistic:

1907 _World To-Day_ (Jan. 21): It has been shown beyond reasonable doubt
that all attempts at professionalizing football are likely to fail. For one
thing, the game is too dangerous for men to take up as a livelihood.

(And that's just for one thing!)


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