Magazine initiative from Google Book Search

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Dec 9 22:26:47 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 04:35:41PM -0500, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 3:55 PM, Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at>
> wrote:
> >
> > I think the best way to dip in to the new archive is to go to Advanced Search
> > and restrict your search to magazines (along with a date range).
> Here's a little taste of what's archived now:
> ----
> Review of "The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim" by Preston Wilcox
> _Black World_, May 1972, p. 80
> A theory of Black social systems: Fuck over no one so you will not have to worry
> about whose going to fuck over you. The "unfucked-over" are both unfuckable and
> have no need to fuck over anybody else.
> ----
> Note the use of "fuck over [Pronoun]" rather than "fuck [Pronoun] over", a
> feature of BE that Wilson discussed in a Sep. 2007 thread (somewhat to the
> bafflement of Dennis, Ron and others):

and which is in HDAS, OED, F-Word to 1961, in AAVE use.

Jesse Sheidlower

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