antedating "gook"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 1 00:02:12 UTC 2011

1918 _The Marines Magazine_  (Jan.) 41: H. D., 2d Regt., 1st Prov. Brigade
[Haiti]..."Freddie" Morgan, another "Hello girl" ['telephone
operator']...had to hire about six "Gooks" to carry all the packages he
received from Sears and Roebuck.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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