Linguistic humor, Eating out, living over, and so on
Source: Steven Pinker. 1994. The language instinct. How the
mind creates language. New York: Morrow. 115.
The comedian Dick Gregory tells of walking up to a lunch counter in
Mississippi during the days of racial segregation. The waitress said to
him, "We don't serve colored people." "That's fine," he replied, "I don't
eat colored people. I'd like a piece of chicken."
Source: Woody Allen. Cited in Gerald Edelman. 1992. Bright
air, brilliant fire. New York: BasicBooks. 165.
If I had to live over again, I'd live over a delicatessen.