Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 18 19:19:22 UTC 2013

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 8:38 AM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nope, not in OED.
> 1937 _Hammond [Ind.] Times_ (Jan. 4) 10: Red Blooded Adventure Thrill packed with breath taking excitement, Heart throbbing romance, and pulse pounding action.  ...  Leo Carrillo as the Roughest Toughest Hombre South of the Rio Grande   Boy! Can Our Public Enemies Learn a Thing from Him! THE GAY DESPERADO
> Carrillo (1881 - 1961) will be remembered as "Pancho" in _The Cisco Kid_.

He descended from bad motherfucker to mere comic sidekick?! Who knew?!
And I'm also shocked! SHOCKED! to see that hyphens were already being
deleted (or had not yet been introduced?) mere weeks before my birth.

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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