FW: journalist's inquiry on the slang of Variety magazine

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 18 22:09:58 UTC 2004

On Sat, 18 Dec 2004, Cohen, Gerald Leonard wrote:

>     Yesterday I received the query below, and perhaps some ads-l members
> can assist Ms. Wren on the topic she asks about. Please respond directly
> to her (perhaps with a cc. to ads-l); her email address is
> celiawren at hotmail.com

I'm not interested in being interviewed, but FWIW I published a note on
"Antedatings of Slang Terms from _Variety_" in _American Speech_ in 1986.

Fred Shapiro

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