Real McCoy

Jonathon Green slang at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK
Fri Sep 14 17:59:03 UTC 2001

There is a longish (eight-page) essay on this term by Partridge in _From
Sanskrit to Brazil_  (1952), reprinted in _Eric Partridge in His Own Words_
(1980). A quick glance sugegsts that he seems to cover most of the theories
(boxer, bootlegger, Scotch whisky, etc.) , and differentiates between UK
Mackay and US McCoy. If anyone is sufficiently interested, I'd be happy to
scan it in and post it.

Jonathon Green

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