Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Thu Oct 17 08:47:32 UTC 2013

Maybe cootie (1917?), cooty (1916?), coot (1916?) and proposed etymology in ads-l archive posts.

Stephen Goranson
From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Shapiro, Fred [fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 3:20 PM
Subject: [ADS-L] Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

ProQuest is creating a digital collection of "Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War," covering more than 1500 periodicals.  Here is a description:

"Produced, mostly unofficially, by every type of unit engaged in the war, the publications were principally distributed only to the members of the unit. The magazines were written and illustrated by the soldiers serving in a huge variety of units of all combatant nations including America, Britain, Canada, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Although the majority of journals that have survived originate from units based on the Western Front in France, there are also magazines from units serving on the Eastern Front, in Gallipoli, Palestine, Egypt, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Britain and America."

Can anyone (Jon Lighter?) suggest important terms that are likely candidates to be antedated by searching this archive?

Fred Shapiro

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