Lower Slobbovia (geog.)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 16 01:35:59 UTC 2001


At 9:42 PM -0400 7/15/01, Baker, John wrote:
>
>         I see that one source, http://www.toonopedia.com/abner.htm, asserts
>that "druthers" and "irregardless" were first seen in L'il Abner.
>
>John Baker
>
One source with apparently no access to an OED, which would have
informed it that "irregardless" is listed in Wentworth's American
Dialect Dictionary published in 1912.  I suspect "druthers" predated
Li'l (not L'il--I fear the ya'll bug is catching) Abner.too, but it's
not listed at all in the OED.  (Jesse?).  I don't have my RHHDAS on
me at the moment.

larry
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