"the full Monty" antedated (?) to 1981

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sun Oct 7 14:58:57 UTC 2012

According to an unconfirmed GB snippet (it isn't in HT yet) it appears in Mountain, published by Youth Hostels Association (England and Wales) in one of the issues 77-82, page 85, col. 2. According to the library catalog at U. of Nevada, Reno, issues 77-82 all date to 1981. If this text is really from 1981, it would antedate OED and ADS-L archive.


"At Telluride Buxton and Kendall that charge was about the same  £ 5 or $10 for two days; at Trento the full Monty would have cost £25 - enough said."


Stephen Goranson

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