honey do

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jul 28 02:01:34 UTC 2002

On Sat, 27 Jul 2002, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:

> This is in HDAS, defined as "a household chore. _Joc._", with
> a first citation from 1990, almost certainly too late, as Fred
> or Barry or someone will surely let me know shortly.

Here's an antedating:

1986 _Wash. Post_ 23 Dec. [no pagination given] (Dow Jones)  Ross said he
was eager to return to work. "I'm kind of looking forward to it," he said.
"I've had some free time. I did a lot of 'honey-dos' . . . You know, 'Honey,
do this' and 'Honey, do that.' "

Fred Shapiro

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