[Ads-l] Antedating of gobsmacked

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Fri Jun 8 07:57:47 EDT 2018


Good one. Here's a somewhat related one from a 1924 lecture on Yorkshire dialect:

"They quarrel--glooar--at each other, smack each other's gobs;"


https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.31924056275260;view=1up;seq=667


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OED: adj. 1956, v. 1987

Here's a December 1935 in The Bee-keepers' Record, "From a Yorkshire
Clod-Hopper, to John Hodge" (v.49-53, p.175):

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That wad mack im about yam sick, so ower Ilkla' moor bar-tat wish un best
of luck at Ilkley Station, and when he landed back Martha wad be fare gob
smacked at the yarns he wad tell 'er about Yorkshire clod-hoppers.
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And ammonshea reports a 1936:
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The Daily Mail (Hull, Eng.) appears to have gobsmacked from 1 May 1936:
Feller le’aked gob-smacked: “What sall wa de’ar?” ee axesw tother chap.
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