"put you hep" 1903 (antedating?)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 11 22:11:23 UTC 2013

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 4:51 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The etymology of hep/hip remains a mystery. It/they suddenly appear in
> print around 1903.

I'm glad that you don't take me for a mere "hot-air pumper," as we
used to say, back in the day.;-)

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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