[Ads-l] Fwd: keep / stick to your own kind!

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Sep 20 03:56:22 UTC 2019

repeating the request, because these things sometimes get overlooked, and then elicit responses on the second or third try...


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From: "Arnold M. Zwicky" <zwicky at STANFORD.EDU<mailto:zwicky at STANFORD.EDU>>
Subject: Re: keep / stick to your own kind!
Date: September 15, 2019 at 7:45:15 PM PDT
Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU<mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>>

On Sep 15, 2019, at 5:06 PM, Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at STANFORD.EDU<mailto:zwicky at STANFORD.EDU>> wrote:

for a posting about a Zippy cartoon on mixing of social groups, i will be using the formulaic admonition in the header above (famously used in a song from West Side Story).  the history of the formula isn't important to the posting, but i'm nevertheless curious.  does anyone here know anything about the history? (not of exhortations to endogamy in general, but of this specific formulation)

the posting is now viewable:

a Zippy about cartoony vs. realistic comics, with a pointed analogy to racial/ethnic/class divisions; "stick to your own kind"

9/15/19: Segregation in the soapy comics:


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