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#94993 - 02/08/03 07:10 PM Re: upbraid
Dear WO'N: actually "dress down" strikes me as peculiar. Except it reminds me of the guy
who when he got angry with his wife, would lay her across his knees, preparatory to
spanking her. But when he got her dress up, he couldn't remember what he was angry about.
#94994 - 02/08/03 07:31 PM Re: aboideau
Loc: Worcester, MA
Sounds like a contraction of some sort - "a` bois d'eau" coming from "wood for the water" (or something like that) to keep the water out.
How far off am I? And did they have Hogwash in medieval France?
#94995 - 02/08/03 08:22 PM Re: aboideau
Dear wofahulicodoc: I searched diligently, but could find nothing about etymology.
#94996 - 02/08/03 10:21 PM Re: upbraid
Loc: Rio Grande, Cape May County, N...
Dear WO'N: actually "dress down" strikes me as peculiar. Except it reminds me of the guy who when he got angry with his wife, would lay her across his knees, preparatory tospanking her. But when he got her dress up, he couldn't remember what he was angry about.
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