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Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Nov 1 17:18:33 UTC 2000

>    Sorry, I should have said 1961.  (The sequel was written in 1964.)  The
> novel is written half in the voice of a white man, half in the voice of a
> black prostitute.  "Fug" is used a lot.  Why didn't Lighter treat this word?

First, you do know that Lighter read Gover heavily and cites from
_One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding_ constantly.

"Fug" is mentioned in the note for _fuck_ v.: "the recent forms
_fug, fugg_ are printed euphem. and do not represent pronun."
There's an example of "mothafuggah" from one of Gover's later works
cited at _motherfucker._ The forms that we broke out for separate
treatment are, for the most part, not just printed euphemisms but
different formations.

Jesse Sheidlower

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