[Ads-l] Random query: "cripple (shot)"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Jun 28 21:32:07 UTC 2015


There was a thread on this on the ADS mailing list in 2001.

Here's a link to one message:
http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2001-January/012085.html

> Jonathan Lighter <mailto:wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> June 27, 2015 at 2:54 AM
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> Poster: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: Random query: "cripple (shot)"
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> HDAS has "cripple" from 1974 (heard from one of my college chums), but
> undifferentiated "crip" (a cinch) from 1923.
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> JL
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