"An Uplifting Origin of 86" (Dundes, AMERICAN SPEECH)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 12 00:47:50 UTC 2002

On Fri, 11 Jan 2002 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    I just received AMERICAN SPEECH, vol. 76, no. 4, Winter 2001.  I was
> shocked when I saw, on pages 437-440:
>    I put things on ADS-L.  And, just recently, I posted a Walter
> Winchell citation from the Soda Jerk language of California, dated in
> 1933.  Thus, wrong on Page 439 is: "Inasmuch as _eighty-six_ 'menu item
> not on hand' was first documented in 1936 by Bentley in _American
> Speech_...."

I agree with all your other points, but let me get this straight: you're
criticizing Dundes for not incorporating the results of your December 29,
2001 posting in his American Speech article that is coming out in January

Fred Shapiro

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