Spiggotie (1909); Firemen, or Moors and Christians

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Sat Dec 29 14:54:21 UTC 2001

Does this mean a little bitty ole one?

dInIs (citing the only TAD he knows, although he reckons he'll be
blasted for this ignorance of acronyms; I wish there was a Barhardt
American Dictionary)

>  Jonathon Green's CASSELL DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN SLANG (1998) has "19C, US"
>and "? broken English 'spikka da English.'"  What cites does he have??--ed.)
>To date, other than this, a TAD one for 1908 (thanks to L. Zwilling).

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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