[Ads-l] antedating Bodice Ripper

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat May 7 17:34:30 UTC 2016

I believe this 1978 citation is actually a 1996 citation.  Note that Ben Zimmer posted a 1978 Chicago Tribune citation here in 2014.

Fred Shapiro

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Subject: antedating Bodice Ripper

OED has 1979
_Indiana [PA] Gazette_ 11 Oct 1978 p 9 col 4 [reprinted from _Arizona Republic_; newspapers.com]"People call romance books bodice rippers."
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