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Forum: Language 30 January 2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 33,841
Posted By samclem
I can assure you it doesn't appear in any version...

I can assure you it doesn't appear in any version before 1978.
Forum: Language 02 September 2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 51,037
Posted By samclem
Almost certainly. Those who have studied the...

Almost certainly.

Those who have studied the term " notice with some words a progression of usage that morphs along the lines of "woman/girl" > "woman/girl/child" > "effeminate male" > "homosexual...
Forum: Language 20 July 2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 33,841
Posted By samclem
From the link...

From the link (http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-ita1.htm) given by Mack four years ago,



There's no way it's anything but a USA Southernism.
Forum: Language 15 July 2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,659
Posted By samclem
Americanism, at least from 1857, possibly...

Americanism, at least from 1857, possibly earlier. No one really knows.
Forum: History 15 July 2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,274
Posted By samclem
There were, evidently, multiple passages before...

There were, evidently, multiple passages before the official one by the Ancon.

The Cristobal did a test run one way, and then back. This was on August 3rd and 4th.

Also, the SS Advance with...
Forum: History 15 July 2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,274
Posted By samclem
from Wikipedia. So now, those skiffies in...

from Wikipedia.

So now, those skiffies in skivvies had to have made it before August 3rd to have been first. Of course, there could have been sailors doing this in the days before the Ancon. ...
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 09 September 2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 28,823
Posted By samclem
Hell, those gang initiations shooting them should...

Hell, those gang initiations shooting them should take care of that pretty quick. :eek:
Forum: Language 19 June 2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,381
Posted By samclem
Basically hazing of plebes. I think there's a...

Basically hazing of plebes. I think there's a Google book cite from the 1940s that confirms that this was done in the US, in Military academy settings.

The term "square meal" is definitely US in...
Forum: Food 27 May 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,081
Posted By samclem
The earlies cites for "blue plate special"...

The earlies cites for "blue plate special" orginate with the Seaboard Airline Railroad in 1915. It was a new thing they innovated in their dining cars, a reduced price dinner(meat, two veggies)...
Forum: Language 15 May 2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 21,249
Posted By samclem
To update the Word Detective's...

To update the Word Detective's (http://www.word-detective.com/121597.html) good work, it's been taken back to at least 1891 with a story appearing in US newspapers about a matress full of gold coins...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 22 April 2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 30,769
Posted By samclem
Not sure why you can't read the whole book using...

Not sure why you can't read the whole book using the Google Book link.

The author said
Forum: Questionable Quotes 22 April 2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 30,769
Posted By samclem
It's true. Use Google books to find this. I...

It's true. Use Google books to find this. I used the following quote--


...
Forum: Sports 07 August 2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 16,110
Posted By samclem
They evidently showed a clip of that to the HOF...

They evidently showed a clip of that to the HOF crowd in 2007, when Weaver got in.

Only the first few seconds, and, I guess, with captions, rather than voice.
...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 02 August 2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,346
Posted By samclem
It's certainly possible the Wannamaker said it. ...

It's certainly possible the Wannamaker said it.

Although Fred Shapiro, the quote guru, only found it attributed to Wanamaker from 1958, I found a 1919 cite which agreed.

Winona Echoes...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 02 August 2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,131
Posted By samclem
That exact quote, in rather a longer form, is...

That exact quote, in rather a longer form, is attributed by an editor at Wikipedia to John F. Hylan, Mayor of NYC. He/she says it was in a speech from 1922.

John Francis Hylan...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 02 August 2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,346
Posted By samclem
It's Wanamaker, BTW. No, not you, snopes. The...

It's Wanamaker, BTW. No, not you, snopes. The ditz who wrote the article.


That quote is found, attributed to Wanamaker, as early as 1919. By a preacher. Wanamaker quotes by preachers seem to...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 02 August 2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 29,389
Posted By samclem
The story is repeated by Bennet Cerf, attributing...

The story is repeated by Bennet Cerf, attributing it to Parker, in his newpaper column in late 1962.

It was also a one-off blurb/filler, unattributed to anyone, in a 1960 column(not by Cerf or...
Forum: Questionable Quotes 10 May 2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 15,144
Posted By samclem
You can find this in usenet(Google Groups) from...

You can find this in usenet(Google Groups) from early 1991. I haven't found it before then.
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