[Ads-l] Slumgullion 1853, 1856

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Oct 6 10:53:10 EDT 2020


> On Oct 6, 2020, at 10:51 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> So, slumgullion is composed of a California lawyer and four politicians.
> Interesting.

The (missing) Oxford comma strikes again.
> 
> On Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 10:29 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
> 
>> Just reporting appearances; no etymology proposal here.
>> 
>> April 15, 1853, New London Daily Star [CT; America's Historical
>> Newspapers, Readex] 2/2.
>> Slumgullion Bar is the last name that has been concocted for a mining
>> locality in California. Although very near, it does not come up to "Ground
>> Hog Glory." The latter carries the banner yet.--Exchange.
>> 
>> Feb. 17, 1856, The Golden Era [San Francisco; AHN] 4/5.
>> Shakespeare is pretty cute on the subject of poetry, and you will
>> recollect that place where he fills up a big cauldron with eyes of hogs,
>> hog tails, alligator snouts, bark of the yew tree, and I think he had have
>> made a better decoction if he had put in about a mule's ear full of
>> slumgullion, a California lawyer and four politicians.
>> 
>> S. Goranson
>> 
>> my typo previously: should be Irving Bacheller
>> 
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