[Ads-l] new to me: _slum-shocked_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 27 23:37:36 EST 2017

Negro Digest - Volume 2 - Page 8
1944 - ‎Snippet view
The New Republic - Volume 110 - Page 405
1944 - ‎Snippet view
The kids and the grown-ups are not criminal or low by nature. Poverty,
however, and frustration have made some of them too desperate to be decent.
Some of them don’t try any more. _Slum-shocked_, I reckon."

Based on "shell-shocked," no doubt.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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