Antedating of "yeah" - sort of

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Thu Jun 8 14:13:29 UTC 2006

google advanced book search (yeah yes date -1800) gives the text below
as 1798,
United States Reports: Cases Adjuged in the Supreme Court Page 575
by United States Supreme Court, Courts, Pennsylvania Courts- 1798:

"Q. Yes. You picked up the hammer. Where was the hammer? A. It was on the dish
closet." "Q. On the dish closet? A. Yeah." "Q. In what room? ...

Stephen Goranson

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