Antedating of "Boondoggle"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 7 03:18:24 UTC 2012

On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 4:41 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at> wrote:
> boondoggle

So, as in the case of _sleep_, I'm surprised to to discover that a
_boondoggle_ is a concrete object.

A check with Google Images show me that I've known what a "boondoggle"
is since childhood. I was just unaware that there's a name for it.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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