African Dodgers

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 2 04:08:02 UTC 2011

On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Garson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at> wrote:
> The "Artful Dodger" character appeared in Oliver Twist which was
> published by Charles Dickens in 1838. That probably provides a
> lower-bound year for the use of this _variant_ name.

Then, "*African* Dodger" is the _original_?

That's unexpected.

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