[Ads-l] antedating (I think) "flyboy" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Fri May 6 13:31:14 UTC 2016


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Well, to be fair, I neglected it as well.


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> It seems that Jon has neglected the finest slang dictionary ever published, the Historical Dictionary of American Slang, which has a 1937
> citation for this term.  I forget the name of the editor, but I believe he is actually a participant on this listserv.
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> Fred Shapiro
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> 1940 Milton Caniff in _Salt Lake Tribune_ "Terry and the Pirates" (Oct. 20) page number undetermined
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> "What's curlin' your eyebrows, fly-boy?"
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> > 1942 Milton Caniff in _Sunday Oregonian_ (Portland, O.) (Aug. 16) 102:
> > Imagine that fly-boy having my induction authorization with him.
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> > JL
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