Date: Sat, 1 Apr 1995 15:23:48 -0800

From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM

Subject: No subject given

Wayne Glowka asks:

What did you call that stuff that aunts brought to Thanksgiving dinners in

the 60s and early 70s: it was a mixture of jello, canned fruit, some cool

whip, and maybe some coconut all whipped up in a blender. Sometimes it

was horrible shades of light green. I always lied about how I tried it and

loved it.

Sounds akin to Mom's "strawberry bavarian". (I liked it.)

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Alecia Holland passes this on:

this line from the song "Goober Peas." (When the farmer passes, the

soldiers have a rule; to cry out at their loudest, "Mr., here's your


What does the phrase mean? Mr. Wiley doesn't explain it, which makes me

wonder if it is impolite


During the War Between the States, it was rumored that each freedman

(if Lincoln won) would receive forty acres and a mule. Rebels might

well wonder, where are they going to find all those mules?

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Bruce Gelder asks:

Does anyone know of a good prescriptive reference book that tells which

prepositions go (or are supposed to go) with which verbs in American


Last time I was in the Mother Country, I almost bought an Oxford dictionary

of phrasal verbs (put on, put up, put out, put over, put in). Would that

be too unAmerican for your purposes?

*\\* Anton Ubi scriptum?