Antedatings of "Skid Row"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 12 07:39:23 UTC 2014

On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 1:19 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at>wrote:

> 1923 _Ottawa Journal_ 21 June 14 (  Two years out of the
> rin=
> g has put the champion on skid row.

Since "... put the champion on the skids" - appears not to force a new
reading, IMO, perhaps this is the "skid row" that we all know and love.

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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