The Y

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sun Dec 16 23:07:09 UTC 2007

On Sun, Dec 16, 2007 at 05:00:00PM -0600, Scot LaFaive wrote:
> I was reading Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" and noticed his use of
> The Y for the YMCA. Apparently the story was written in 1931. Just how old
> is The Y? Can't check HDAS yet...

Dunno, but OED has a 1915 example from _Dialect Notes_.

Jesse Sheidlower

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