Antedating of "jug band"
george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Thu Jan 8 17:34:32 UTC 2004
OED has 1946.
Two Jugg Bands are coming to New York, after all. One is of four pieces and the other has five. *** One Jugg Band goes to the new Palais Royal.
Variety, March 16, 1917, p. 15, col. 4
I haven't searched Proquest Historical Newspapers, &c.
George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African
Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gerald Cohen <gcohen at UMR.EDU>
Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2004 9:39 pm
Subject: Re: "pizazz" and "right in the pazazz"
> Inspired by Sam Clements' 1/1/04 message I started checking my files
> for early attestations of "pizazz" (or variant spellings) and "right
> in the "pazazz" (again with variant spellings). As usual, Barry Popik
> had found interesting material. Note "right in the pazazas", which
> does seem to refer to the rear-end.
> In Sam's citation ("right in the pazazz") the term seems to refer
> to the face.
> Gerald Cohen
> At 2:26 PM -0500 1/1/04, Sam Clements wrote:
> >But not the meaning you think.
> >Using newspaperarchive.com, from the Ft. Wayne(IN) News, May 31,
> 1913, page
> >??(it's the 12th page available for this date in the database,
> column 2:
> > <<"Isn't it a pity," we were saying, "that one has to be
> indoors this
> >kind of weather........"
> > "Ou-o-oo!" came from the Average Young Man, and he piled a
> few books and
> >an inkwell or so within handy reach and went on. "The next guy
> that pulls
> >that hoary wheeze on me gets these right in the pazazz. I've
> been hearing
> >that the whole day and it's about as welcome as a rainy holiday.
> Where's>your fetching up?">>
> >Since the word was sortta new, people used it in different ways.
> >This story was under a picture/cartoon of the A.Y.M. being bitten
> by "the
> >love bug."(which looks like a bird).
> >Sam Clements
> >Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 03:26:41 GMT
> >To: jester at panix.com
> >Cc: gcohen at umr.edu
> >Subject: Ink-Stained Wretches (1921); Pizazz (1937)
> >From: bapopik at juno.com
> > There are "pizazz" hits in the classified ads of 22 May 1913 and
> >19 May 1935, but I'm goin blind finding those. This one hints at
> >the origin.
> > 26 February 1937, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. 3 ad:
> >_THIS THING CALLED PIZAZZ_
> >Pizazz, to quote the Harvard Lampoon and Harpers Bazaar, is an
> >indefinable dynamic quality. Certain clothes have it.
> >_TAILORED WOMAN_
> >Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 19:42:18 EDT
> >From: Bapopik at AOL.COM
> >Subject: Ooley Cow, Keep Your Shirt On (1918); Author!
> Author! (1916)
> >To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> >THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND CHUCKLES
> >by Clare Briggs
> >P. F. Volland & Co., Chicago
> > "Mulligan" is not here, either, and it's not in THE DUFFER'S
> >HANDBOOK OF GOLF (1926) by Grantland Rice and Clare Briggs. (Clare
> >Briggs was a longtime cartoonist on the New York Herald Tribune.)
> >"Mulligan" probably dates from the 1930s.
> > This book is not paginated:
> >To the Scoffers, the Duffers, and the Golfers, this book is
> >"Right in the Pazazas."
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