[Ads-l] Antedating (?) Joe Soap

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 4 12:04:08 EDT 2016

Peter Morris wrote
> World Wide Words has 1943 as thye earliest citation.
> http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-joe2.htm
> Here's one that appears to be from 1934.
> http://tinyurl.com/jlwhwuk
> Disclaimers about Google dating apply, but it appears right in this case.
> Searching 1934 in the text shows a date for publication.
> http://tinyurl.com/hqsuty8

Below is some extracted text from your citation to show the context.

Year: 1934
Periodical: Blackwood's Magazine
Volume 236
Quote Page 294
Database: Google Books snippet may be inaccurate

[Begin extracted text]
... these travellers is that of the
complete sceptic with a dash
of Pharisee. Several times he
has expressed a wish that
"they was all dead, comin'
here and kicking up chouse
and corruption all over the
auction. I ain't no Joe Soap
to go a-believin' of all their
yarns.” 'Chouse ' nearly beat
me, but I discovered it to ...
[End extracted text]


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