End of ADS-L Digest - 17 Jul 1994 to 18 Jul 1994 ************************************************ There are 5 messages totalling 87 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. "Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth." (4) 2. Accurayc ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 19 Jul 1994 15:36:48 -0500 From: "Robert J. O'Hara" 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 the phrase? 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.)