[Ads-l] Phrases: continental to the bone, silked to the bone, laid to the natural bone

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Mar 20 11:47:17 UTC 2015

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 07:30:44AM -0400, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
> Year: 1972
> Title: A Comparative Study of Urban Black Argot: Final Report
> Author: Edith A. Folb
> Quote Page: 100 and 101
> Publisher: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office
> of Education, Regional Research (Also Dissertation: Thesis -
> University of California, Los Angeles.)
> Database: Google Books Snippet View.
> Comment: This document seems to be a government report based on the
> Google Books metadata. Worldcat indicates that there exists a
> dissertation with the same title and author. So the report may have
> been revised to yield a dissertation. I do not know if the page
> numbering was altered.
> http://books.google.com/books?id=s7AdAQAAIAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=silked

I have a copy of this. Or, rather, I have a copy of what this appears to
be; I think the metadata is bad. The author, title (though not
subtitle), and date are correct, but the publication info should be
"Occasional Papers in Linguistics, No. 1, UCLA, March, 1972". The
Publisher info given above is actually the funding information, and the
"Final Report" is a description, not really a part of the title (though
it's the first thing appearing on the title page; the project number and
grant number also appear before the actual title.

The typography and line breaks of the snippet are identical in my copy.
The text you extract is indeed on pp. 100-101.

Jesse Sheidlower

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