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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 15 16:23:03 EDT 2019


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

Your message seems to be incomplete. Green’s Dictionary of Slang has this:
skinny n.3
[? play on SE skin, i.e. ‘the naked truth’, ‘the bare facts’]
1958 (con. 1950) E. Frankel Band of Brothers 17: ‘What’s the skinny?’
Monk Nelson asked Firesteen.

Garson

> 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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