1961 article on teen slang

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Sep 14 19:55:02 UTC 2007

At 9/14/2007 12:15 PM, Jon L.wrote:
>HDAS has a "fungus among us" from ca1960, with plain old "fungus"
>some decades earlier.

Sounds right -- it was an expression of a friend born 1944, growing
up in the Boston area, in her early teens I think.


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