[Ads-l] _-ass_

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 10 01:54:54 UTC 2016

OED has "ice cream" in 1672, "iced cream" in 1688: surely close enough
to make it uncertain  which was the original.

I suspect it was "iced," but that's merely an opinion.

OED has an "iced cream" from as recently 1996, but my guess is that is
either a hypercorrection or a typographical error.



On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 9:42 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Apparently, it has become a thing that _-assed_ will be represented only as
> _-ass_  - even in scholarly and academic literature - based solely on the
> way that it is heard, whereas _boody_ will be represented as - and
> interpreted as - _booty_, despite the way that it's heard.
> Youneverknow
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
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