a chicken, a drag and 96
Joanne M. Despres
jdespres at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM
Fri Sep 19 17:50:07 UTC 2003
On 19 Sep 2003, at 10:18, James A. Landau wrote:
> M-W 10 and 11 both date "sixty-nine" as from 1924. In an apparent violation
> of policy, the first sense is for the number but the 1924 date refers to the
> second sense, that of mutual oral-genital sex.
A violation of policy, yes, resulting from a dater's error -- evidently
made twice! Thanks for pointing this out, Jim. I'll fix it asap.
Joanne M. Despres, Senior Editor
jdespres at merriam-webster.com
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