Mother F---ing in 1889

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Mar 27 19:18:29 UTC 2001

Here is a still earlier citation, again verified from the book:

1889 _Texas Court of Appeals Reports_ (1890) 28: 206  According to Sumner,
he spoke of defendant as "that God damned lying, thieving son-of-a-bitch;"
accroding to Bates,a s "that God damned lying, cow-thieving
son-of-a-bitch, Marshall Levy," and according to McKinney, as "that God
damned mother-f---king, bastardly son-of-a-bitch!"

Fred Shapiro

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