[Ads-l] vog

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 12 13:07:33 EDT 2018


The Oxford English Dictionary has an entry for "vog" (OED Third
Edition, June 2015). The initial citation is dated 1969.

Further below is a citation in June 1950.

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vog, n.
Origin: Formed within English, by blending. Etymons: volcanic adj., fog n.2
Etymology: Blend of volcanic adj. and fog n.2
U.S.
Chiefly in Hawaii: smog or haze containing volcanic dust and gases.
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Date: June 19, 1950
Newspaper: Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Newspaper Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Article: Peculiar Feature of Atmosphere Above Hawaii Gives Key to 'Vog'
Quote Page 16, Column 5
Database: Newspapers.com

https://www.newspapers.com/image/280966816/

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One key to the appearance and disappearance of the "smog," or more
properly, "vog" (volcano-fog) in the Hawaiian area lies in a peculiar
feature of the atmospheric structure in this area.
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Garson O'Toole


On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 12:38 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com> wrote:
> The earliest instance on the ADS list is 2000 by Barry Popik (http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2000-February/004611.html <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2000-February/004611.html>)
>
> ——
> 6 May 1995, SCIENCE, pp. 285-6--Hawaiians have coined the name vog, for
> volcanic smog, to describe the problem.
> ——
>
> In 2008, Mark Mandel (http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2008-December.txt <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2008-December.txt>) found an earlier citation:
>
> ——
>   University of Hawaii at Hilo. Vog and Laze Seminar, 29 July 1991.
>   Hilo, Hawaii: [The Center; 1991].
>   TD883.5.H3 V64 1991.
> ——
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>
>> On 12 May 2018, at 04:41, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> CNN:
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>> "Vog, or 'volcanic fog,' as it's often called."
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>> JL
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>> --
>> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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