[Ads-l] "gumption, jasm" 1892, interdating jasm

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Mon Feb 6 06:35:30 EST 2017

The idee o' Marion [/p. 25] Jameson prayin' up tew somewhar, an' gumption, jasm, er sunthin else comin' daoun an' narvin' the kunnel up tew makin' the fellers fork over the actooal dollars an' cents tew the tewn o' thousands an' thousands!

Culminations, a novel. by Aella Greene (Springfield, Mass., 1892) 24-25.


Stephen Goranson


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