[Ads-l] Antedating two meanings for jarhead--mule, and Army member

sclements at NEO.RR.COM sclements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Aug 7 20:53:32 UTC 2016

OED has Mule for the animal(1916)

Raleigh (NC) _Progressive Farmer and Cotton Plant._ 29 Nov. 1906 5/2

"The common jar-head, hard tail mule...."

OED has 1931(I think), 2a=member of the Army.

_Reno(NV) Evening Gazette_ 27 August 1917 5/2

"I can see now why field artillerymen are called 'Jar heads.' "

Both were found using Newspapers.com

Sam Clements

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