[Ads-l] Note on "zombie"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 22 07:09:20 EDT 2021


1788: OED

1791 _Salem Gazette_ (June 21) 3 {shipping news]:

ENTERED                             FROM

Sch'r Sallys, Wellman            St. Eustatia
...
Sloop Zombie, Knight            Cape-Francois

"Cape-Francois"  (Cap-Fancais) is, naturally, in Haiti. It is now
"Cap-Haitien."

And that's the Salem, MASSACHUSETTS _Gazette_.

Coincidence?

JL
-- 
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