[Ads-l] Previous discussion of "wop"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 15 10:35:50 EDT 2016


Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> An earlier Italian "wop":
>
> 1910 _Everybody's Mag._  (Jan.) 99: Oh, army of invading wops and kikes
> whose moveable feasts and perennial fasts last the whole year round!
>
> Surely newspapers would reveal some earlier exx.
>
> I'm starting to think that the obs. non-ethnic "wop" is an extension rather
> than a precursor.

JL: There exists a germane mailing list discussion thread from 2010.
Douglas G. Wilson located some excellent citations for "wop" starting
in 1906.

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2010-April/098700.html

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