[Ads-l] "off the cuff" antedated to 1934

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sun Feb 22 15:12:29 UTC 2015


Sorry,
I neglected to check the list archive because I mistakenly assumed a blogger was on the list and had checked.
Stephen

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Subject: Re: [ADS-L] "off the cuff" antedated to 1934

John Baker posted some valuable material to the ADS list in 2012 on
the "off the cuff" topic:

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2012-August/121540.html

I found some cites for "shoot from the cuff" starting in July 17, 1927:

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2012-August/121545.html

Garson

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