Query: "military brat" prior to 1981? (UNCLASSIFIED)

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 5 17:32:58 UTC 2011

Sorry Jon--I did not look. I was too busy nitpicking the archived pieces.

BTW--I obviously did not verify any of the "pay-per-view" clippings, which
is why they have been included in a different format.


On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 1:29 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>wrote:

> HDAS takes "army brat" back to 1931. See also under "brat." Assuming that
> anybody looks at HDAS in the first place. (Goak!) (Or is it?)
> "Military brat" seems to have edged out the synonymous "service brat."
> JL

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