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September 22, 2015


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Has someone investigated the formula "X me no X'es"? I think I first encountered it in a Restoration play, "A New Way to Pay Old Debts," where the main villain--the marvelously named Sir Giles Overreach--says "Uncle me no uncles" and "Virgin me no virgins." Does it go further back, maybe to the Elizabethan period?

John: You're asking the wrong person! But maybe another reader will have some answers for you.

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