[Ads-l] Thoughts on "doodly-squat"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 30 02:57:40 UTC 2023

Of potential interest: a new post of mine on the Strong Language blog,
remembering Billy "The Kid" Emerson, who brought "squatitives" to the
masses with his 1955 song "Red Hot" ("My gal is red hot / Your gal ain't


List regulars Jonathan Lighter and Larry Horn are liberally cited.


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