[Ads-l] ching chong (1862?)

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 1 17:03:47 EDT 2019


I think the 1861 citation certainly counts as an earlier citation for “ching chong” as well. BB

> On 1 Sep 2019, at 12:37, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> The mention of tails led me to look for some other citations referring
> to tails. Here is "long-tailed Ching-a-ring-tingus" in 1861 and
> "long-tailed Ching Chongs" In 1884.
> 
> Date: June 8, 1861
> Periodical: All the World Round: A Weekly Journal
> Article: Chinese Slaves Adrift
> Quote Page 249
> Published: Messrs. Chapman and Hall, London
> Database: HathiTrust
> 
> https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.32106005890196
> https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.32106005890196?urlappend=%3Bseq=259
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> Climbing the hill, I found on its top an American surgeon, serving as
> the bar-keeper, and residing there with no comrades but the Chinamen,
> or, as he called them, the long-tailed Ching-a-ring-tingus. The place,
> he said, was right enough as long as there were no typhoons.
> [End excerpt]
> 
> Date: July 1884
> Periodical: Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science
> Article: Dick
> Start Page 67, Quote Page 70
> Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Company
> Database: HathiTrust
> 
> https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112108100816
> https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112108100816?urlappend=%3Bseq=74
> 
> [Begin excerpt]
> “Of course; that was the proper thing to do,” said Dick, much pleased.
> “Here’s a purchaser for you. Let me have it. On no account must it
> fall into the hands of those long-tailed Ching Chongs.”
> [End excerpt]
> 
> Garson
> 
> On Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 2:17 PM Stanton McCandlish <smccandlish at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> I would think this is crude onomatopoeia for what westerners thought they
>> were hearing, just like with Hottentot, barbar[ian]/Berber, etc.

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