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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Maybe It's Your Upper Lip

Woman entering trolley: "For some reason, this car always smell like a fart."

Subway-surface line, SEPTA 40th street station

1 comment:

Wise Elder said...

I was born and rasied in Arkansas in the 40's and 50's. Like most kids, I was always smelling something I didn't like. When my mother grew tired of my whining about "something smells bad," she would say, "It's your upper lip." I have used the same expression with my own children who were raised in the north. I never thought it was a slur. Am I being offensive when I joke this way?