[Ads-l] what's the latest [,] dope/poop/skinny?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 15 15:54:17 EDT 2019


The earliest discovered exx. of "the skinny," acc. to HDAS, appear in the
memoir, _The Rolling World_ (Boston:

On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 5:50 PM ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
wrote:

>  Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> > Garson,  that seems to be the glossary appearing in Lee's "Fag-Ends."
> >
> > The book's pub date is 1878, but the copyright is 1877.
> >
> > Significantly, even if P. J. Dashiell was still in school in 1877, Lee
> > alludes to a professor nicknamed "Skinny" on p. 41.
>
> Here are some links into HathiTrust plus a Google Books link
>
> Fag-Ends From the Naval Academy
> https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015016768346
>
> The Last Section - Page 41
> https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015016768346?urlappend=%3Bseq=95
>
> A Dictionary (Second page of dictionary which lists skinny) - Page 99
> https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015016768346?urlappend=%3Bseq=215
>
> Fag-Ends From the Naval Academy
> https://books.google.com/books?id=NtExAQAAMAAJ&
>
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