"slobbery," n.

Michael Quinion TheEditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Tue Jan 20 19:40:38 UTC 2004

> 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
> nonce.

Not all examples are from this side of the water - our favourite
archive, newspaperarchive.com, has this from the Berkshire Eagle of
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, dated 27 Dec. 1958:

It is that endowment which must be educated, tempered into an
excellence proper to itself -- tempered to a point where it has the
stamina to escape the blandishments both of snobbery and of slobbery
and has the quality sufficient to assert standards that will set the
tone of a decent society.

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
E-mail: <TheEditor at worldwidewords.org>
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