Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Wed Feb 2 16:02:32 UTC 2000

Greg Austin <PorchGreg at AOL.COM> writes

In a message dated 2/1/00 1:52:44 AM Eastern Standard Time, Bapopik at AOL.COM

<< "Wuss"/"Wussy" is not in Peter Tamony's word list.  That's not to say
 Robert Chapman's "1960s" dating is incorrect, but it probably means that a
 dating around 1975-1980 is more likely. >>

This is rediculous blindness to reality.  Almost anyone growing up in the
60's remembers hearing and using the term, regardless of when someone first
documented its use in print, it was in very common usage in the mid '60's, at
least by people my age.

I grew up in the sixties and I don't remember it.

Let's try to be at least a little scientific. "Growing up in the 60's" *where*?
I grew up in NYC, graduating high school in 1965. And you?

-- Mark A. Mandel

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