[Ads-l] Previous discussion of "wop"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 15 10:51:22 EDT 2016


Valuable.

JL

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 10:35 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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