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Re: OT: jerry and jury
- Subject: Re: OT: jerry and jury
- From: Harry Binswanger hb@xxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 18:00:04 -0800
To jerry-build (probably from the given name Jerry) is to build
unsubstantial structures of shoddy materials, usually on speculation. The
classic examples would be the insulae of ancient Rome or the tenements of
the Lower East Side in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Actually the Lower East Side tenements are not bad at all. Have you been to
the one that's set up as a museum? Surprisingly non-squalid.