[Ads-l] Antedating of _fuck_

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 14 17:41:22 UTC 2015


> On Sep 14, 2015, at 1:14 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> Interesting that the dude's name is "Roger."
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> JL

Yes, a bit of an oxymoron.  Alternative onomastic speculations: Maybe poor Roger was just nearsighted. Or he had just been misinformed about the nature of the hymen.  Either way, it's not surprising his line has died out; there are vanishingly few individuals of his surname to be found in even the larger phone books.

LH

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