Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 13:54:57 -0700
From: "A. Maberry"
Subject: Re: wailing was:Re: P.S. on banshees

Please excuse my incompetence, but I deleted the original post that
started this discussion. Wasn't it originally about the odd phrase
"working like banshees" used by a senator? Maybe what we have here is just
a mixed metaphor--I've heard the phrase "working like bastards." Perhaps
the speaker was about to use that phrase, but quickly realizing the public
nature of his interview, merely substituted the inocuous word "banshee."
My memory isn't so good anymore, so if I am rambling-on out of touch with
reality please ignore it.

"We have a tough row to hoe if we're going to keep our heads above water."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower(?)