"Dipe" (1922) as a typo for "Dive"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Dec 12 21:26:19 UTC 2004

It's here, Sam, in the left-hand column:


Sam Clements <SClements at NEO.RR.COM> wrote:
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From: "Jonathan Lighter"
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> Jerry, didn't a version of this appear in Dialect Notes in the mid-'20s?
Anyway, I notice that the "grandmother" site includes "Statts (?)"
indicating to me the present editor is reading from a handwritten or very
badly typed original. Surely the word intended is "static," possibly the
earliest attestation in the sense of unwanted talk.
> JL

I'm not sure where you see the term "statts(?)."

I see "slat=young man"

The cite that first came from Barry, in the Edwardsville Intelligencer, is
merely that paper's reading of the dictionary, many cites from which had
been published previously in multiple papers, available on Newpaperarchive.


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