limousine liberal WAS Grass roots
george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Thu Jan 27 16:34:37 UTC 2005
NYC's beloved (to some) Big Tim Sullivan described the "goo-goos' (good
government reformers, who were chief among those to whom he was not
beloved) as "silk hats, silk stockings, and nothing much in between".
George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mullins, Bill" <Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL>
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 12:50 pm
Subject: limousine liberal WAS Grass roots
> The 1912 McClure's Magazine cite from the OED is in the APS ProQuest
> That same article includes an interest antecedent for "limousine
> MANUFACTURING PUBLIC OPINION
> BY GEORGE KIBBE TURNER
> McClure's Magazine (1893-1926); Jul 1912; VOL. XXXIX, No. 3; APS
> Onlinepg. 316
> "The silk-hat and limousine vote, bound together in the Taft leagues,
> heavily for Taft; the factory vote went strongly for Roosevelt."
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: American Dialect Society
> > [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Michael Quinion
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 8:48 AM
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > Subject: Grass roots
> > The OED has it from June 1912 in reference to the attempt by
> > Teddy Roosevelt to become president. I've found a number of
> > examples from that year, all in reference to his campaign,
> > which might suggest it was coined by somebody connected to
> > it. There's also one from 1920 on newpaperarchive.com that
> > links the sense to Roosevelt's principles.
> > "America in So Many Words" dates it to 1902, but that is in
> > the sense of the fundamentals of a situation.
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