Heard on The Jud es: "bartend(e)ress"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Jan 25 20:58:10 UTC 2009

At 1/25/2009 02:44 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>And "chair" in that sense has been around since the 17th c., the OED
>cites indicate:
>1658-9 in Burton Diary 23 Mar. (1828) 243 The Chair behaves himself
>like a Busby amongst so many school-boys..and takes a little too much
>on him.

I'm pleased you noticed!  I made that observation some time ago.  :-)


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