Barry Popik in Safire Column
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 16 01:41:55 UTC 2002
At 1:18 PM -0600 12/15/02, Gerald Cohen wrote:
> I'm delighted to see mention of Barry Popik in today's "On
>Language" column by William Safire; the recognition is indeed
> For those who might be interested in pursuing the early history of
>"G.O.P." further, here's the bibliographical reference which Mr.
>Barry Popik and Gerald Cohen; "Pushing the Date of G.O.P. (Grand Old
>Party) Back By One Year,To 1883)." in: _Studies in Slang, Part VI_
>(edited by Gerald Leonard Cohen and Barry Popik), Frankfurt a.M.:
>Peter Lang, 1999, pp.63-71.
> The earliest (Dec. 1, 1883) attestation of G.O.P. was located by Barry.
Any evidence of "GOP" rhyming with "top" outside of the Cole Porter
song? (Not that we'd necessarily be able to tell.)
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