[LMB] All hollow was Re: Milkweed and mutations
deborahsdempsey at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 18:05:29 BST 2019
If that don't beat the devil!
On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 12:54 PM Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu>
> On Oct 16, 2019, at 9:45 PM, Jane Hotchkiss <focsle1928 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Gretchen Wright asks about the currency of the expression "to beat
> something all hollow."
> > I grew up near & still live in Chicago, so I'm geographically closer to
> Eric & Lois than most of you. I don't have much occasion to use the phrase,
> but I don't feel it's archaic, just very slang-y. Possibly a Midwesternism,
> but I don't really think it's that narrow.
> I grew up in Massachusetts and it also feels familiar to me — I may have
> used it occasionally? But my father was from Wisconsin, my mother from the
> state of Washington, and my grandmother grew up in Kentucky, so I’m not a
> very useful geographic datapoint.
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