Antedating of "MILF"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 26 18:57:31 UTC 2013

Laurence Horn wrote
> 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.

Great thanks to LH for retrieving and examining a copy of the paper in
the 1992 conference proceedings. Yes, I would be interested in
receiving a PDF of the paper off-list.
With appreciation, Garson

>> The conference was held April 4th and 5th. It is possible that the
>> data for spring 1992 had not been collected when the paper was
>> prepared for the conference. Yet, "spring" might refer to the spring
>> semester which typically begins in January. So perhaps there was
>> enough time to collect the data and put it in the conference paper.

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