antedating of "gal Friday" (1932)
SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Thu Jan 22 06:15:54 UTC 2004
M-W has 1940( The movie 'Front Page', which almost certainly POPULARIZED the term).
>From a 1932 Walter Winchell column using newspaperarchive.
31 March 1932. _Nevada State Journal_ 4/4
<<...And so saying--his beautiful sekkaterry tightened up her ahems!--and Garbo'd: "I t'ink I go home, now"--Your Gal Friday.
Could this be a first use of "Garbo'd" as a verb?
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