Query: "file 13" (throw sth. away)

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Fri Jan 14 04:52:29 UTC 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
> Of Dave Hause
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 7:34 PM
> Subject: Re: Query: "file 13" (throw sth. away)
> I'm reasonably certain that I know it as pre-1980.  My wife also
> knows it as
> waste-basket and she last worked in an office in 1980 (in St.
> Louis) but has
> no idea when she heard it first.  Both of us are mid-60s central
> Illinois HS
> products.

I know it from 1986, which is when I entered the workforce. So a pre-1980
date is certainly reasonable.

--Dave Wilton
  dave at wilton.net

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