"upskirting", "downblousing"

Barnhart barnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Wed May 12 13:13:38 UTC 2004

American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> writes:
> Ah, but the noun/adjective forms are much more common.  For upskirt,
>Google claims to have about 5,000,000 hits; for downblouse, 445,000.
>        Seeing numbers that large made me wonder what they mean, in the
>context of Google.  Here are a few other words for comparison:

When I subjected Google NEWS for evidence of downblouse, -er, -ing, -ed,
revealed no stories.
However, for upskirt Google News produced:

School Custodian Arrested For Alleged Upskirt Photos
KIROtv.com, WA - Apr 27, 2004
PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- A custodian at Port Angeles High School has been
accused of taking digital photos up the skirts of students. ...

Port Angeles: High school custodian arrested for allegedly taking ...
Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News, WA - Apr 28, 2004
by BRENDA HANRAHAN. PORT ANGELES -- A 54-year-old Port Angeles High School
custodian arrested for secretly taking photos under girls ...

Celebrity Justice       'Upskirt' Videographer Arrested at Simpson Event
Celebrity Justice - Apr 26, 2004
Jessica Simpson went one-on-one with "CJ", as she kicked off a busy
weekend in New York. The "Newlyweds" star made her way down ...

New Crime Takes Private Pictures In Public Places
Click 2 Houston.com, TX - May 6, 2004
HOUSTON -- It's a crime that has become so prevalent, there's now a term
for it: upskirt. ... Hundreds of Web sites are paying for upskirt
pictures. ...

Port Angeles: Custodian accused of high school voyeurism fired by ...
Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News, WA - May 7, 2004
Gary Alan Boyd of Port Angeles allegedly took ``upskirt'' photos of female
students without their knowledge, police and prosecutors say. ...

LOCAL BAND SPOTLIGHT: Thunderbirds Are Now!
Detroit Free Press, MI - Apr 22, 2004
... It informs the band's hectic dance-punk sound and is the backbone of
naughty song titles like "Top Secret Upskirt Camera" and "Babygirl, I Got
Ten Kids (Let's ...

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