Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Oct 29 18:50:28 UTC 2010

John Lighter, would HDAS call this "underground humour"?


At 10/29/2010 11:45 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 11:34 AM -0400 10/29/10, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>>At 10/29/2010 11:13 AM, Paul Frank wrote:
>>>Incidentally, I don't see "subliterate" in my paper edition of the
>>>OED2 and, being one of the great unwashed, I can't afford an online
>>For your cleansing, it's in the OED, with earliest quotation from
>>1958.  It also has subliterature (1961), presumably what one reads
>>while commuting on the subway.
>and "subletter", a missive written on the subway by one who doesn't
>rent directly from his/her landlord/landlady
>The American Dialect Society -

The American Dialect Society -

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