[Ads-l] Antedating of Jeepers

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 1 03:19:11 UTC 2015


So, the only question that remains is whether "jeepers" is a clip of
"jeepers-creepers" or "jeepers-creepers" is an extension of "jeepers."

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 7:12 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> As sung in "The Fighting Seabees" (1944), with John Wayne looking on.
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> On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 1:51 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com>
> wrote:
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> > > "Well, anyhoe, I ketchin an evryting shees go purty gude but 2 mooch
> slow
> > > u=
> > > ntil we hittingk sucha stashun how you callit "Parkin Place" - den
> train
> > > sh=
> > > ees go down big hill to town witch Connduckter callin "Mahnoy City" -
> den
> > > t=
> > > rain shees backin up fur longk time and By Jeepers we stop "Parkin
> Place"
> > > a=
> > > gain!"
> > >
> >
> > Where do you work-a, John?
> > On the Delaware, Lackawann'[a & Western Railroad]!
> >
> > For those to young to recognize the above, it's a verse from a popular
> song
> > of my lost youth.
> >
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> > --
> > -Wilson
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-- 
-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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