[Ads-l] Note on "zombie"

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 23 12:28:31 EDT 2021


Now I'm wondering if that's the origin of the song "The Sloop John B."

MAM


On Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 7:09 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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