"hudags" in an 1861 Civil War letter
flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Tue Mar 4 15:50:45 UTC 2003
As in "dag nab it"? Or where did that phrase come from?
At 09:52 AM 3/4/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>In a message dated 3/3/03 10:20:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, gcohen at UMR.EDU
> > there was two sent
> > in for a trial <snip> I took my
> > old Musket and got another
> > (3rd page now begins)
> > man and started off [as prisoner guards]
> > but did not have any
> > adventure as they are but poor
> > hudags.
>My guess is that "dag" is a misspelling of "dog" and "hudag" therefore is
>some term like "hangdog" or "hound dog"
> - Jim Landau
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