Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 14:57:02 -0500

From: "Thomas J. Creswell" creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET

Subject: The Johnstown Flood

-- [ From: Thomas J. Creswell * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --

Does anyone remember the childhood injunction "Don't spit! Remember the

Johnstown flood"?

Even though the Johnstown (Pa.) flood occurred in 1889, the expression had

some currency well into the 1920's.

Is the expression now dead, or is it still in use?

Tom Creswell