"saditty" (snobbish) from "Saturday"?

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Jul 31 20:07:12 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 2:41 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can't imagine the least connection between Saturday and
> snobbishness.

Let's not forget that Bonnie Taylor-Blake found a citation for
"seditty" from 1948 relating the word to "sedate":


Whether this is any more plausible than the "Saturday" derivation, I cannot say.

--Ben Zimmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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