antedating of SWAG

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 21 21:55:38 UTC 2012

JL wrote:
> Great finds, Garson.

Thanks, Jon. I think Bill's 1962 cite with "scientific wild-eyed
guessing" is great.

> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       "Mullins, Bill AMRDEC" <Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL>
> Subject:      Re: antedating of SWAG (UNCLASSIFIED)
> Variant forms and retronyms:
> _Management of Personnel Quarterly_ Spring 1962 v1 n3 p 11 col 2
> (ABI/INFORM Reseach)
> "Many opinions appear to be based upon "dead reckoning," gleaned from
> long close association with subordinate white collar groups; what one
> executive referred to as "scientific wild-eyed guessing." "

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