journalist's inquiry on the slang of Variety magazine

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Sat Dec 18 22:25:20 UTC 2004

I spoke with her yesterday and passed along some relevant data (with
cautions about claiming Variety coined the terms, explaining first cite
vs. known to have coined, and all the usual caveats). I also pointed
her to the two Variety articles in American Speech, Fred's and the 1940
Raymond Tyson one.

Grant Barrett

On Dec 18, 2004, at 17:05, Cohen, Gerald Leonard wrote:

> Dear ads-l members,
>     Yesterday I received the query below, and perhaps some ads-l
> members can assist Ms. Wren on the topic she asks about. Please
> respond directly to her (perhaps with a cc. to ads-l); her email
> address is celiawren at
>     I'm not knowledgeable about the slang of Variety, although my
> records show at least 8 Comments on Etymology items pertaining to
> theater slang.  I don't know what Ms. Wren's deadline is, but I'm sure
> any assistance would be very welcome.

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