Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Mar 18 17:05:19 UTC 2013

At 3/17/2013 09:19 PM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>booboisie (OED 1922)
>1921 H. L. Mencken in _Smart Set_ Dec. (American Periodical
>Series)  In the end she departs for Los Angeles and an artistic
>career with twenty proposals of marriage, five trunks full of
>clothes, and a sight draft for $400.  Mr. Read's proposed law would
>rob the booboisie of all this entertainment.

Illinois's Peoria is the locus of the "average" American.  For the
"booby" American, it seems to be Idaho.


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