[Ads-l] snatch 'female pudenda' (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Tue Dec 2 19:45:56 UTC 2014


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Here:
http://www.kclonewolf.com/History/SandCreek/sc-documents/sc-soule-to-wynkoop-12-14-64.html

is a transcript of the letter.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> Behalf Of Charles C Doyle
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 10:51 AM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: snatch 'female pudenda'
> 
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
> Subject:      snatch 'female pudenda'
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> =0A=
> An article in the recent (Dec. 2014) _Smithsonian_ magazine, vol. 45,
> no. 8=
> , pp. 50-57, "Massacre at Sand Creek," by Tony Horwitz, quotes a
> dispatch w=
> ritten by Capt. Silas Soule, regarding the 1864 massacre of a thousand
> Chey=
> ennes and Arapahos (men, women, and children) by the U.S. army near
> Sand Cr=
> eek, Colorado:=0A=
> =0A=
> "Squaws [sic] snatches were cut out for trophies" (p. 54).=0A=
> =0A=
> The OED's earliest citation for that sense of the word (snatch n.14) is
> fro=
> m 1904, in the _English Dialect Dictionary_.=0A=
> =0A=
> I wonder if the American instance from 1864 or 1865, as given in the
> quotat=
> ion, is credible.=0A=
> =0A=
> --Charlie=
> 
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