[Ads-l] wench

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Wed Mar 30 18:10:07 UTC 2016


True.

Joel

      From: Christopher Philippo <toff at MAC.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:14 PM
 Subject: Re: [ADS-L] wench
   
On Mar 29, 2016, at 12:32 PM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> I now notice that the quotations I have always use "Negro wench" in combination.  That makes me wonder when "wench" alone began to denote a Negro.

I’ve seen similar notices with “Indian wench,” “mulatto wench,” and “mustee wench.”
------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


------------------------------------------------------------
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
  


More information about the Ads-l mailing list