[Ads-l] Interdating: "bulldozer, bulldozing"

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 3 19:07:33 UTC 2014


I've posted -- or I thought I posted -- a bunch of links to 
Congressional hearings on bulldozing a while ago. But I couldn't find 
them today. It's possible that all the work was in my "to do" file that 
got abandoned when GoogleBooks underwent untoward metamorphosis. I'll 
see if I can track them down again.

     VS-)

On 10/31/2014 8:17 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
> HDAS:
> bulldozer, bulldozing
> 1876
>
> Congressional Series of United States Public Documents
> books.google.com/books?id=vl5HAQAAIAAJ - Page 112
> 1879
>
> "West Feliciana, La., May 17, 1877"
> . . .
>
> "Hopeful of an affirmative response, I subscribe myself,
> John W. _Bulldozer_"
>
> Ditto - Page 631
>
> "Washington, D.C., July 3, 1878"
> . . .
>
> "Q. Did he have anything to do with the _bulldozers_? - A. Yes, sir. The
> time he went into this _bulldozing_ business was when colored men were
> _bulldozers_, too."
>
>
> OT. While in the process of looking for "bulldozer," I stumbled upon
>
> "bull of the woods n. ... (specif.) a foreman, superintendent, or the like
> ...," reminding me of a singing commercial for Bull of the Woods Chewing
> Tobacco, ca. 1945.:
>
> "[Mwaaww!] He's the boss!"
>
> As it happens, I'm not familiar with this TV ad at all, though I remember
> the jingle from radio days.
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pVtbbYBYA4
>
> There was also an unrelated "Bull of the Woods" cartoon series:
>
> http://goo.gl/7MfmlQ
>
> -Wilson

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