Instant Alliteration


One day in 1840, American physician and writer Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 – 1894) attended a party in which the host kept talking about the achievements of her friends. Expecting to receive some comments of admiration from the doctor, the host asked him when he was getting ready to leave: “Dr. Holmes, what do you think about the party?”

Holmes gave a colorful response: “It’s giggle — gabble — gobble — git!”

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The University of Virginia Magazine, October 1895


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