Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang [1992, 2005] ...

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Jul 6 03:23:20 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Randy Alexander
<strangeguitars at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 3:54 AM, Jonathan Lighter<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The origin of _cootie_ was dicussed to no conclusion recently at Ben's
> > Language Hat site.
> Ben's?

Not Ben's, of course -- Language Hat is Steve Dodson's blog. But I did
contribute to the recent "cooties" discussion there, and encouraged JL
to chime in as well:


--Ben ZImmer

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

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