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
Merriam-Webster, Inc.
jdespres at merriam-webster.com

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