I really learned a lot from it and in some weird f**ked up way it really empowered me.
SNAFU—“situation normal: all f--ked up,” as soldiers used to say—was the default position for American policy.
Thar war some green leaves on the fox-grape-vine, an' I chawed all o' them that I ked git my paws on.
It tuk me nigh a hour to make a hole, so that I ked git my head abovePg 143 the edge, an' see what the neest contained.
After all, the ked khoda of Gavmishl can provide for his son as well as the best in the country.
Oncet or twice I got out o' the fork, thinkin' I ked creep along a limb an' drop into the river.
Thar feathers war comin' out all over, an' I ked tell that it wudn't be long till they wud take wing.
I shed 'a' done so, hed it been near enough, tho' I knowed I ked niver 'a' swum ashore.
I ked 'a' swallered the muddiest water as ever war found in a puddle, an' neyther frogs nor tadpoles would 'a' deterred me.
It tuk me nigh an hour to make a hole so that I ked get my head above the edge, and see what the neest contained.
proprietary name of a brand of canvas sneakers, 1917, registered by United States Rubber Co., N.Y.
We wanted to call it Peds, but ... it came too close to ... other brand names. So we batted it around for awhile and decided on the hardest-sounding letter in the alphabet, K, and called it Keds, that was in 1916. [J.Healey, in R.L. Cohen, "Footwear Industry," x.93]