The nature of slang and HDAS

Mon Jun 23 00:41:13 UTC 2003

        Yes, it was from Westlaw.  Since the article refers to the play "The Diary of Black Men" as having been written more than a decade before, and touring the country, off and on, ever since, the dating does look doubtful.

John Baker

-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Shapiro [mailto:fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU]
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: The nature of slang and HDAS

On Sat, 21 Jun 2003, Fred Shapiro wrote:

> Very close (how did you get this citation, John?), but not quite an
> antedating.  It is, however, notable as the second oldest citation anyone

OK, John, I can see you got it from a Westlaw search.  But looking at the
supposed 1982 article, it is crystal-clear that the dating is in error,
the article is actually probably much later than 1982.

Fred Shapiro

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