[Ads-l] take the mike/michey out; website item by Pascal Tr éguer

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Mon Sep 3 15:09:55 UTC 2018

In July there were several ads-l messages on "take the mike out"

and "take the mickey out." Recently I noticed a website of interest

for this topic:


The items on the website are authored by Pascal Tréguer, and in

reply to a query of mine he said his item "Origin Of To Take The

Mickey Out Of Someone" was written" on Nov. 27, 2017.

Very importantly, that item of his contains a July 20, 1901 antedating

of "take the mike out of."

Gerald Cohen

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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