Date: Mon, 24 Apr 1995 10:33:30 -0400 From: "miller[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]" Subject: Re: Anodyne Expletives All I know for sure is that I often use "Mother of Pearl," or its more emphatic alter-ego "Mother of F------ Pearl" but have no idea where I picked it up. I just know I've never been to SW Louisiana; most of my life has been spent here in Indiana, although I could have heard it in either Charleston, West Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio, or Washington, D.C., the only other places I've lived. I apparently heard someone use it, became enamored of it, and dredged it up from the wrinkles of my brain some years later? jmiller