[Ads-l] "ammosexual"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 8 00:48:48 UTC 2015


Great citation for gundamentalist, Nancy!
(The New Yorker citation in the July 31, 1926 issue is on Page 18, Column 2)

Barry Popik has an entry for gundamentalist, gundamentalism with a
first citation in 1994.

http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/gundamentalist_gun_fundamentalist

Garson

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 6:29 PM, Nancy Friedman <nancyf at wordworking.com> wrote:
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> I found citations from 2012 and 2009:
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> http://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2014/08/word-of-the-week-am
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> And I antedated "gundamentalist" to a 1926 item in the New Yorker:
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> http://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2012/12/word-of-the-week-gu
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles C Doyle [mailto:cdoyle at UGA.EDU]
> Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2015 6:48 AM
> Subject: "ammosexual"
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> Several times lately I've come across the term "ammosexual" for what we used
> to all a "gun nut."
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> I assume it's a satirical coinage, and it seems to be not very old (2014?).
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> --Charlie
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