antedating bitching (UNCLASSIFIED)

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 3 19:47:29 UTC 2010

New Yorker, 1945 [date confirmed intrinsically in GB, but neither date
nor quote verified on paper]
[snippet only]
> ... comedy entitled "Quit Your Bitchin'."

The story is about "Major General Donald H. Connelly's Persian Gulf
Command", if that helps verification.


On 12/3/2010 2:30 PM, Mullins, Bill AMRDEC wrote:
> OED sense bitch v2 Derivatives "bitching" n 1953
> _California Tech_ [student newspaper of California Institute of
> Technology] Vol L #23 4/14/1949 p 2 col 6
> "John Rogers, however, was at said Theatre Party with Barbie, whom he as
> fascinated *(26) with his incessant bitching about the njustices [sic]
> of this cruel world." ["*(26)" is a footnote in the original text]
> ...

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