Antedating of "nit-wit" (1915)

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Thu Jan 22 03:03:23 UTC 2004

On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Fred Shapiro wrote:

>1914 _L.A. Times_ 5 June 14 (ProQuest)  After her trip to Virginia Miss
>Helen Morton was quoted as saying that Chicago men were "nit wits" and
>that she fled, not to be married, but to associate for a time with real
>men and enjoy herself in her favorite pastime -- the training and riding
>of horses.

Ah! A real woman!


(Sorry - could not resist.)

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