"slang" antedated (?) to 1753

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 8 21:55:00 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jan 8, 2012 at 11:47 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
> Stephen's find is very interesting, but perhaps he is not looking at Green's Dictionary of Slang in _assessing_ this citation.

Stephen's not "assessing." He's querying.

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