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Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 8 16:54:06 EST 2020


A NYTimes article (from 1976)
https://www.supermanhomepage.com/images/miscellaneous/NYTimesBookReview76.pdf

begins with the writer being given an "8 page bible" (of Tilly the Toiler)
in the late 1920s. Unclear if that was the name of it back then, though.

On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 11:22 AM Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> The 1955 cite is also given in GDoS.
>
> https://greensdictofslang.com/entry/llxstyq#3tyhphq
>
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 12:01 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > 1955  _Juvenile Delinquency (Obscene and Pornographic Materials) :
> > Hearings before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary,
> > Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency in the U.S.,
> Eighty-Fourth
> > Congress, First Session_  [Wash. D.C.: GPO, 1955] 374:  I would say the
> > most prevalent would be the type known to us [on the LAPD], or in the
> > language of the people who deal in it, as the Tijuana Bible, which is a
> > small booklet, about 2 by 3 inches, of a cartoon type, that is very lewd
> or
> > very obscene in its character.
> >
> > JL
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 2:30 AM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > "Tijuana Bible"
> > >
> > > The same as or different from an
> > >
> > > "Eight-Page Bible"?
> > >
> > >
> >
>
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