Ofaginzy redux

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at UMR.EDU
Wed Mar 28 00:44:45 UTC 2007

    Here are two relevant articles from Studies in Slang, vol. VI (by Gerald Leonard Cohen and Barry A. Popik), Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1999:
1) Gerald Cohen: 'Black slang _ofay_ "white person" derives from _auf fait_ "socially proper; genteel",' pp. 48-51.
2) Gerald Cohen: 'Black slang _ofaginzy_ "white person," pp.52-53.
Gerald Cohen

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