"cleaned his clock" Antedating to 1946

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Sat Feb 11 01:57:53 UTC 2006

On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 08:33:42PM -0500, Sam Clements wrote:
> I couldn't find anything in the archive, but maybe didn't search enough?

There was a meta-discussion about it in 2002, when Safire
wrote a column about it and didn't acknowledge the now-lost
work Barry did, or the article that Jerry ran in CoE. But
this discussion didn't itself contain any cites.

Jesse Sheidlower

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