[Ads-l] Bad language of the 1890s (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Fri Jun 19 14:48:33 UTC 2015


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On
> Behalf Of Jonathan Lighter
> Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2015 7:32 AM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Bad language of the 1890s
> 
> 
> A few years ago Archeophone Records, which is dedicated to preserving
> early sound recordings, unearthed a cache of cylinders of humorously
> bawdy material made during the 1890s.
> 
> 
> Some of the people behind the original recordings went to jail.
> 

Contemporary coverage of the arrests (Column 2, "Run Down by Comstock"):

http://fultonhistory.com/Newspapers%206/New%20York%20NY%20Evening%20Telegram/New%20York%20NY%20Evening%20Telegram%201896%20May%20-%20Oct%20Grayscale/New%20York%20NY%20Evening%20Telegram%201896%20May%20-%20Oct%20Grayscale%20-%200386.pdf

(And I assume this will be rendered unintelligible by the listserv software -- sorry bout that, chief.


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