[Ads-l] Word: paraprosdokian (not listed in OED, Merriam-Webster)

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 27 13:26:35 EDT 2021


The Bloch quote can be antedated.

1942 R. Bloch [letter to editor] in Weird Tales v36n8 Nov. 120/2

 Deep down underneath it all I have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar, on my desk.


https://archive.org/details/Weird_Tales_v36n08_1942-11_sas/page/n121/mode/1up?q=jar

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I identified the Bloch quote in 2014:
http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2014-December/135387.html




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