[Ads-l] Antedatings of the Term "Gay" (Homosexual)

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 22 01:31:38 UTC 2019

A more multilayered challenge for our sleuthing lexical bloodhounds would
be <gay>'s gradual transition from subterranean to mainstream status. The
OED's sticking to the ink-only rule stinks.
(How did BZ get ahead of me? Clear ADSL bias here!)

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