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6 - SOUTHERN STANDARD-MCMINN VILLE. TENNESSEE. SATUR DAY, MAY 31, 1890
DItVMMBR VS. CYCLONE.
A little cyclone sprang to life,
Quite early in the momin';
And up through Alabama tore
Without a word o' wprnin'.
It grew in size ami strength and speed,
And ripped and tore and snorted;
And took to waltzing things around,
. And smashing tilings it courted.
. A Boston drummer stood abroad,
(A trick or two he'd show 'era)
And spread his whiskers to the breeze;
To let the same blow through 'era.
It sprung upon him with a roar,
Then suddenly it parted,
One half lit out for Tennessee,
While one for Georgia started.
A dozen towns in ruin lay,
With all their churches busted,
The drummr cnlnily stood unmoved
Aud one check lightly dusted.
THE ERA OF SLANG.
Expressions Which Send the Creeps
up the Purist's Back.
The ent of slitnr is upon us with a
I'raith that is almost appalling. Not
only tho slang that might be defined
as the burlesque or colloquial form of
expression, the language of low hu
mor, or the jargon of thieves and
vagrants, but a species that is almost
as reprehensible. It will not do to
apologize for it by saying that "slang
is probably as old as human speech, "
and that the early writers .indulged
in it, especially the Greek and Ro
man dramatists ; and while we may
speak and write against the pernicious
habit, we suspect that we shall uot
grow disgusted enough with it to
thoroughly uproot it until it has
reached its climax. The worst fact
about it Is that it is not confined to
the low and illiterate, but has
invaded the public schools, cultered
society, and the literature of our
books. I admit that some of the
slang exressions are forcible and full
of adequateness, among which I
might name "fired out," "colossal
cheek, " etc. Still even they ought
to be tabooed.
But what excuse can possibly be of
fered for such words as " gallot, "
"sardine, " "chump," "kicker, "
"kid," etc., or such expressions as
"Let her go gallagher," " Waltze off
his ear," "I should snicker," "Now
you're shoutin'," etc. They are
scarcely emphatic and certainly not
Even the fair sex have caught the
infection, and speak about his "royal
nibs," or the "howling swell." The
girl of today is ready to "bet her bot
tom dollar, " wants to know "what
you're givin' her , " lets you know
that you are "(ill' your base," and in
sists that you shall "come off,"
"vamose," "skedaddle," "absquatu
late," and all that. You do her a
slight favor and ihe exclaims, "0,
thauks, awfully ! " Why she should
manic you wiui "reverend lear," is
beyond your comprehension. Ask
her to sing your sentimental ballad,
and she will probably say, "O, really,
Mr. , I cawnt. It is too utterly
While playing lawn tennis with
her she suddenly cries out, "Oh,
you ve given me such a twist. " You
feel exceedingly alarmed, you are
afraid her collar-bone is broken, or at
least her wrist has been dislocated.
You discover, however, that it is but
tennis slang, and that your sympathy
has been wasted. She confidently
ions you mat, Jennie somebody is "no
good," and had the "cheek" to pro
pose to scratch her at the meeting of
the club because she hadn't "forked
over" the "spondulicks" for the last
quarter. All that is to be depreciated,
but the girls, heaven bless them, look
so pretty, and use the terms so art
lessly, that I haven't the heart to be
severe in my reproof.
It isn't pleasant to be accosted by
one's o-ycar-old hopeful as "an old
snoozer," or to know that he is lying
in wait to "knock the stuffin" out of
a neighbor's boy, or to "wipe up the
noor" with nun. Ur to hear our
short-sighted ' but high-spirited
daughter tell the aforesaid brother
that she wishes the other boy would
"paste him on the snoot," or "knock
him clean out of the box," or "into
the middle of next week." I don'
know that I am especially sensitive,
and yet I must say that such expres
sions send th.e creeps up my back.
The editor "swings a nasty quill ; '
the hired girl is a "pot wrestler ; '
when a thing suits us it's "just the
cheese," when too noisy wo are toK
to dry up," or "suspend," when cun
ningly on the alert we say "riot if the
court knows itself; " if one day is not
available "s'mother one" is; when
we die we "pass in our checks, " are
"put awav on ice" ana are nnaiiy
"planted.". So I might go on ad in
finitum. ' You can think, I am sure,
ofatieasta hundred words and
phrasea to which I have made no
reference. For inventing cute words
and phrases our country "leads the
procession." They are clever and
appropriate, get into the topical song,
the public "catch on," and they live
and thrive, and in many instances
the dictionary finally legitimizes
Slang, I insist, is the fungus on the
stem. It is not the grafted fruit; it
is the scum of language. It often be
littles ; it never beautifies. If we all
spoke and wrote in a less exaggera
ted manner wo.would be less exag
gerated in our ways of life and
thought. Life, as well as speech,
would perhaps grow more simple,
more true, more worth living.
New York Ledger.
Politeness in the general sense,
"comes by nature." It is a grace of
the heart and springs from a com
mendable wish to give pleasure and
to produce a favorable impression.
There are however, certain coven-
tional rules of courtesy which it i3
proper to know, and which, when
known, it is ungentlemanly to iu
fringe. One of these is never to ex
press surprise, much less repugnance,
at anything which may be placed on
table at which you are an invited
Codfish sauced with stewed prunes,
does not harmonize with American
ideas of the gastronomic unities, but
should you encounter it at the table
of a Teuton a thing not improbable
the code of dinner-table etiquette
enjoins that you do not appear to be
disgusted with it.
In Paris and Brussels foal steaks
have become somewhat fashionable
among the epicurean dilettanti. Few
people in this country hanker alter
broiled horse, we believe ; yet should
you be present, fastidious reader, at a
banquet where it was a "feature," it
would be highly indecorous in you to
state your objections to the dish.
If you cannot govern your appetite,
you can control your manners, and it
is very bad manners to proclaim that
what your neighbor relishes as meat
you abhor as poison. "Quack-quack,
isn't it?" said a member of the Eng
lish embassy at Pekin, as hehelped
himself to what he supposed to be
fricasseed duck, at the table of a man
darin. "No, nobow-icow" was the
reply of the host ; whereupon John
Bull turned very pale, but recollect
ing himself, seemed to relish the mess
in order that he might not mortify
the feelings of his entertainer.
That was politeness the triumph
of gentlemanly feeling over an insur
rectionary stomach. In a boarding
house or a hotel, where you "pay
your way," you have a right to com
plain if indifferently fed, but not at
the "hospitable board" to which you
are invited as a friend.
Contagious Blood Diseases.
The horror of blood diseases is the
fact that they are contagious. Ecze
ma, Saltrheum, Itch, and other skin
diseases may be contracted by using
the same towel, and thus it frequent
ly happens a whole family becomes
affected with the disease some mem
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obviously the sacred duty of anyone
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so lively perceived and so finely felt
as injustice. It may be only small
injustice that the child can be expos
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to what is right and fair., however
limited his domain.
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