Antedating of "Gung Ho"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat May 24 20:30:47 UTC 2008

The book in question (the book BY Carlson) is actually dated 1940.  I am attempting to get a copy of it to check whether "gung ho" appears there.


From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Cohen, Gerald Leonard [gcohen at MST.EDU]
Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2008 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: Antedating of "Gung Ho"

Thanks, Doug, for checking. As for Carlson's book, i.e., the book about him (_The Big Yankee: The Life of Carlson of the Raiders_, by Michael Blankfort), it appeared in 1947, not 1941.

Best. -- Gerald


Original message from: Douglas G. Wilson, Sat 5/24/2008 2:24 PM

However, if it is sure that Carlson used the expression in his 1941
book, it can probably be assumed to be closely related.


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