"Big Apple" antedating

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 25 22:37:43 UTC 2008

Sorry, it's been a long day.  Struggling with the 1674 text "Thus by
these Famacides who are so minutely curious, I am dejected from my
hopes, whilst they challenge the freedom of David's Ruffins, [sic]
Our tongues are our own, who shall controll us"  and how David's
ruffians are related to our tongues are our own.

1840's should be 1940's, of course.


At 1/25/2008 05:29 PM, Sam Clements wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
>Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 5:19 PM
>Subject: Re: "Big Apple" antedating
>>>Good point.  When an uncle went to Los Angeles as one of Bob Hope's
>>gag writers in the 1840's, they remarked how it was all orange groves.
>Hey!  I know most of Hope's jokes go back quite a ways, but.......
>Sam Clements
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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