Date: Tue, 19 Jul 1994 15:36:48 -0500
From: "Robert J. O'Hara" RJOHARA[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IRIS.UNCG.EDU
Subject: "Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth."
Greetings to all from a lurking amateur. Two colleagues of mine,
one from Michigan and one from Massachusetts, asked me if I knew the
expression "Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth", referring to a person
who was emotionally very cold (though perhaps outwardly friendly).
I am also from Massachusetts, and had never heard the expression before.
Does anyone know anything about the origin or current distribution of
Bob O'Hara (rjohara[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]iris.uncg.edu)
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(List owner of Darwin-L, a network discussion group for comparative study
of the historical sciences, including evolutionary biology and historical
linguistics. Gopher to rjohara.uncg.edu for more information, or send the
message INFO DARWIN-L to listserv[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu.)