woody=early wood-sided auto

mark worden mworden at WIZZARDS.NET
Mon Mar 24 02:07:14 UTC 2003

Chapman & Kipfer Dict American Slang say it dates from the '50s surfer

Where's the Random House Historical Dict of American Slang, vol "W" when ya
need it?

Quark out
Lower Umpqua Addictive Conundrum Institute

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam Clements" <sclements at NEO.RR.COM>
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2003 5:13 PM
Subject: woody=early wood-sided auto

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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Sam Clements <sclements at NEO.RR.COM>
> Subject:      woody=early wood-sided auto
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> So, Jan and Dean(with the writing help of Brian Wilson} say in the 1963
> Surf City, "I got a '30 Ford wagon and I call it a woody."  (Unless,of
> course, there's a mondegreen lurking there).
> The OED cites "woody" to mean a wood-sided auto  from 1961.  Fine.
> What did the world call that car before 1961?  You mean it didn't have a
> slang name?

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