Lower Slobbovia (geog.)

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Mon Jul 16 14:07:24 UTC 2001

In a message dated 7/16/01 9:34:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU writes:

> I suspect "druthers" predated
>  Li'l (not L'il--I fear the ya'll bug is catching) Abner.too, but it's
>  not listed at all in the OED.

Merriam-Webster's 10th Collegiate gives "druthers" with a date of 1875.

       - Jim Landau

PS "the ya'll bug"?  Anything like the Y2K bug?


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