Antedating of "MILF"

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Feb 25 14:30:07 UTC 2013

On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 09:28:19AM -0500, Laurence Horn wrote:
> On Feb 25, 2013, at 12:14 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
> >
> > Perhaps I should clarify the goal of my previous message. The book
> > "Gender Articulated: Language and the Socially Constructed Self" was
> > published in 1995. Hence, the instance of MILF (with a definition)
> > that has been located was published in 1995. Of course, persuasive
> > internal evidence indicates that the term was actually collected in
> > spring 1992.
> I have that paper from the 1992 volume, and MILF does appear in a paragraph listing the collected terms on p. 564 and then in Sutton's discussion on p. 565 ("The acronym MILF ('mother I'd like to fuck') is particularly interesting, since it singles out older women and expresses men's condescension toward them").
> I can send either or both of you a .pdf of the article copied from that book.

I'd be grateful for that, esp. if you could include the title/copyright
page of the book as well....

Jesse Sheidlower

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