to "spit-shine"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sat Mar 3 14:17:57 UTC 2007

Yes, I spoke too soon. Not only does the "snippet view" fail to show the 1943 "spit-shine," it includes ref. to a book published in 1989.

  A "Google twist" to be sure.


"Douglas G. Wilson" <douglas at NB.NET> wrote:
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>Here's an earlier one.
>Monthly Checklist of State Publications - Page 1105
>by Library of Congress. Exchange and Gift Division, Library of
>Congress. Acquisitions Dept, Library of Congress. Division of
>Documents - _1943_
>_Spit-shine_ and double-time: — 'I ...

One must be careful with the Google Books search; sometimes the date is
very wrong, and one can't tell because there is no good page view.

-- Doug Wilson

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