On names, changing them, and pronunciation
johanna at nobrandheroine.net
Wed Mar 5 09:13:00 EST 2003
> By the way, since my earlier email I looked up Black Maria in Brewer's
> Phrase and Fable and it claims that it's actually an American (United
> States of) expression anyway, originating in Boston (Mass, not Lincs).
> So presumably it would be well known there.
Uh. Not by me, although that doesn't mean anything... will be curious to
see what other US folks here say. I hope I'm not the only ignorant one. :)
What, after all, is a halo? Its only one more thing to keep clean.
--Christopher Fry, The Lady's Not For Burning
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