Understanding the Pretensions of the Lamentations

On occasion, I have been known to say or, more likely, type in chats of various flavors, a variety of lamentations. And if you want to know what pretention I am parading at any time, here’s a handy guide:

  • ¡Ay de mí! know that I speak some Spanish
  • Ah, me! or Ay, me! know that I have read Shakespeare
  • Amie, what you gonna do? I have heard that song by Pure Prairie League

Actually, I never say the last, but a bulleted list with only two items seems wrong.

But I might just use it as an exclamation of sorrow henceforth.

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