"Chickenpox party" in American Speech spring 2004 issue

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Apr 25 01:38:16 UTC 2004

----- Original Message -----
From: "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at AOL.COM>

> Laurence Horn (in his "sandal-mongering" article, page 36 of the same
> says that "tender love and care" is the original and correct version of
> phrase.  However, in my experience the phrase was always either "TLC" or
> loving care" (with a definite /ng/ rather than /n/ on the second word.)
>               - James A. Landau

Mr. Landau may be correct--or not..  Newspaperarchive has many cites for
BOTH versions in the 1890-1910 period, but the earliest I could find was in
a poem from 1872 by Emily Whiting,

<<And when, with tender, loving care/you lay me 'neath the roses fair>>

Damn, they had a way with words.  :)


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