Goody Two-Shoes (1924)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Jun 26 14:16:14 UTC 2006


I'm curious as to why this 1924 citation seemed significant to you.


At 6/25/2006 03:49 PM, you wrote:
>There are lots of earlier references to the character and the 18th century
>book. Not so many in purely figurative use. HDAS has 1934 (in W10).
>Los Angeles Times, 30 May 1924, "Callahan Defeated By Adams," p. 9:
>"The two showed much brotherly affection in the first and second round
>thereby bringing a Kansas tornado of yips and catcalls from the angered
>fans. Hollywood bugs brook no Goody-Two-Shoes bouts."
>--Dave Wilton
>   dave at
>The American Dialect Society -

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