Date: Sat, 1 Apr 1995 15:23:48 -0800 From: Anton Sherwood Subject: 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.) -- -- -- -- 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 > mule.") > What does the phrase mean? Mr. Wiley doesn't explain it, which makes me > wonder if it is impolite Conjecture: 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? -- -- -- -- 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 > English? 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?