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Thread #86816   Message #1619027
Posted By: GUEST,Joe_F
02-Dec-05 - 09:27 PM
Thread Name: An 'Oranges & Lemons' flyting?
Subject: RE: An 'Oranges & Lemons' flyting?
The OED says of "fliting, flyting" "Now dial.", but it has a quotation from the _Listener_ dated 1968 that gives it the air of a standard literary term.

"Your ma has four feet," says St Alban Wood Street.

"Your pa has a horn," says St Andrew Holborn.

"Put your arse in a sling," says St Edmund the King.

--- Joe Fineman

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