dirty words in dictionaries: semi-final thoughts

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jul 1 02:43:37 UTC 2004

On Fri, 18 Jun 2004, Grant Barrett wrote:

> > (Those naughty Anglo-Saxons were using it as early as ca. 1230.)  If
> > any of the lexicographers among us (Jesse & Jonathon particularly) are
> > inclined to use this citation, I would make an attempt to establish a
> > date of publication.
> The HDAS project would be happy to have it.

After studying the Yale copy, it seems to me unlikely that a dating can be
established for this book.  The Yale catalog dating of "188-" seems
probably too early.

Fred Shapiro

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