[Ads-l] Miscellany

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 17 21:34:40 UTC 2021

> fresh an' brud

That is a really *old-fashioned* style of pronunciation! Not sure that I've
ever heard it, but I usually see it in representations of slave-speech.

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 1:26 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> 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:
> I
> 1902 W. W. Naughton KIngs of the Queensberry Realm_ (Chicago: Continental)
> 41: The old Donnybrook formula, "Wherever you see a head, hit it."
> II
> 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!)
> JL
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

- Wilson
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

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