[Ads-l] Jockey shorts WAS: Article on "Preppy, " "Jock, " and "Wonk" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 11 07:04:03 UTC 2014

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 2:58 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <
william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:

> _Cornell Daily Sun_ 13 May 1936 p 6
> "Jockey Shorts . . . . . . "
> [advertisement for The Kollegetown Shop]

>From this Dark Stairway - Page vii - Google Books Result
Mignon Good Eberhart - 1931 - ā€ˇFiction
Creating a woman who is harder-boiled than the male, it seems to me, is no
great proof of independent thinking - no more, certainly, than the
brilliant feminist idea of a few years back that women ought to wear
jockey shorts.
If you find it comfortable, then by all means do it.asual research -
Googled an ad in the Ladies Home Journal, April 1931 - indicates that, in
1931, women's loins were begirt in a garment only trivially distinct from a
pair of *boxer* shorts.

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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