Second Verse, Same as the First

13 May

obstreperous – adj. noisy, unruly, difficult to control

Classical Usage:  Aunt Chloe and Uncle Tom have company at their home, and the boys are acting up.  Aunt Chloe has had enough, “‘O! go long, will ye?’ said the mother, giving now and then a kick, in a kind of general way, under the table, when the movement became too obstreperous. ‘Can’t ye be decent when . . . folks comes to see ye?”

Classically Mad Usage:  same as above

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Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Uncle Tom's Cabin


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