Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Mar 4 20:48:18 UTC 2007

Froma post at today's Ballads List:

  "They are eclectic so I hear Irish, Scottish & USian tunes but nothing of the tradition they come from."

  Not in OED, but as _U.S.-ian_ it appears (as a noun) on p. 358 of Berry & Van den Barks _American Thesaurus of Slang_, published 1942, and as "Usian" in Weseen's slang dictionary of 1934.


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