Barry Popik in Safire Column

Laurence Horn 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.
>Safire consulted:
>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.
>Gerald Cohen
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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