[LMB] OT: Hissy fits, was copyedit con't
M. Haller Yamada
thefabmadamem at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 23 03:16:22 BST 2015
Wait -- hasn't anybody mentioned the possibility that it -- "Hissy Fits" --
refers to hysterical fits? I first heard it as a child talking about a
younger sibling having such, and that's always been my interpretation.
Nothing to do with hiss.
Micki: Huh. Possibly. At any rate, I think Paula made a fun pun. And knowing the
etymology, I find it even more amusing since, well, I do have a hystera. And this
is really such a silly nitpick -- hissing can be done with more than just an sss,
and I can see in my mind people psychically hissing. I wonder what the
hystera/hystera-less ratio is of people who mind terribly about fictional
characters hissing about, "You'll never get my bananas, Claude!"
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