[Ads-l] vog

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 12 14:41:04 EDT 2018


Great 1950 find, Garson.

JL

On Sat, May 12, 2018 at 1:07 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> 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.
> [End excerpt]
>
>
> 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/
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> 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.
> [End excerpt]
>
> 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:
> >>
> >> CNN:
> >>
> >> "Vog, or 'volcanic fog,' as it's often called."
> >>
> >> JL
> >>
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> truth."
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