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Little Jesus Punished You: My Search for a Dead Idiom

A story of family, Catholicism, and etymology

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My wife and I couldn’t agree on lunch. She said something snarky, grabbed a box of Cheerios from the cupboard, and promptly dropped it on the kitchen floor, spilling them everywhere.

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