skiffle, v. (1935)

James Landau jjjrlandau at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Dec 28 23:13:41 UTC 2005

Is the "Chicago Defender" an African-American newspaper?

I have a vague recollection that there was an African-American newspaper in
my home town of Louisville KY that was called the "Louisville Defender".
Is there some unwritten rule that only African-Americans are allowed to
name a newspaper "Defender"?

        - James A. Landau

> [Original Message]
> From: Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU>
> Date: 12/28/2005 2:48:50 AM
> Subject: skiffle, v. (1935)
> skiffle, v. 'enjoy oneself at a skiffle party (= rent party)'
> 1935 _Chicago Defender_ 28 Sep. 2/3 The squawk comes when the young
> missus wants to get off to herself where she can "skiffle" when hubby
> is at work.
> [HNP Doc ID 761067352]

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