[Ads-l] "gay" avoidance

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Tue Aug 21 11:24:26 EDT 2018


Likewise Nashville, ca. 1971.

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> We sang it in public elementary school in NJ, early 70s.
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> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Margaret Winters
> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 6:43 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] "gay" avoidance
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> I learned it as a kid, but from my mother I think (Brooklyn born but knew all sorts of music).
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> MARGARET E WINTERS
> Former Provost
> Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics Wayne State University Detroit, MI  48202
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> mewinters at wayne.edu
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> From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 6:14 PM
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> Subject: Re: "gay" avoidance
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> > in public school in NYC
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> In Catholic school in St. Louis and in Marshall, Texas, too. Never heard of the Kookaburra Song till now, though.
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> On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 11:21 AM Margaret Winters <mewinters at wayne.edu>
> wrote:
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> > Another round ("Row, Row, Row Your Boat") came up in conversation the
> > other day.  Do kids still sing them?  We certainly did in public
> > school in NYC, a few decades ago, I must admit.
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> >
> > Margaret
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> > MARGARET E WINTERS
> > Former Provost
> > Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics Wayne State University
> > Detroit, MI  48202
> >
> > mewinters at wayne.edu
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> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of W
> > Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM>
> > Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 10:47 AM
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > Subject: Re: "gay" avoidance
> >
> > The Kookaburra Song is another candidate for expurgation. Especially
> > nowadays its making fun of monkeys. Still recall the nuns having us
> > sing it numberless times in rounds. Catchy tune, though.
> >

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