"Dead man's float" (and not in OED)

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sun Jun 1 23:32:54 UTC 2014

On Jun 1, 2014, at 4:15 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> I heard it in 1961.

i recall hearing it first in the late 1940s, when i wzs learning to swim at the Y.   but i don't think anyone's recollections (even mine) as to dating should be trusted.


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