jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Jan 20 19:25:14 UTC 2004
On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 11:14:45AM -0800, Geoffrey Nunberg wrote:
> This one is new to me (and hard to search on, given the use of the
> word as an adjective), but I did find an 8/30/03 article in the
> Spectator entitled "Class Slobbery," and a review of Batman in the
> Manchester Guardian Weekly of 8/20/89 which contains what looks like
> the same use, though the context isn't very revealing: "[T]he girls,
> it seems, like the macho slobbery as much as the men." Does anyone
> know how long has this been around and whether it's strictly British.
> Is it established, or just one of those puns that keep getting
> reinvented by clever journalists -- i.e., a nonce and again word?
The examples we have on hand are all from British sources, but at
least some of them appear to be genuine, rather than re-coined
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