Posts Tagged ‘Wages’

The Devil Wid Yer Nonsense

November 30, 2011

Yesterday two grammarians were wrangling on Jefferson street, one contending that it was only proper to say “my wages is high” while the other noisily insisted that the correct thing was “my wages are high.”

Finally they stopped a day laborer, and submitted the question to him, “which do you say, ‘your wages is high,’ or ‘your wages are high?'”

“Oh to the devil wid yer nonsense,” he said, resuming his pick, “yer nayther ov ye right; me wages is low, thunderin’ low.”

Burlington Hawk Eye (Burlington, Iowa) Sep 12, 1878