Query: "Jazbo on upper lip" (1915)

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri Jan 20 01:19:21 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 10:39 AM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> The first fifteen pages of GBooks take "soul patch" back only to 1999,
> although, IME. it's certainly older than that. As recently as last
> year, authors were still feeling that the term had to be defined for
> the casual reader.

When we talked about "soul patch" back in '05, Bill Mullins posted a
cite from 1986 (which is now in the OED):



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