[Ads-l] antedating "birdbrain"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 27 11:25:47 EDT 2020


Nice!

JL

On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 10:54 AM Bill Mullins <amcombill at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 1925  _New York Times_ Oct 11 X2/1
>
> "What is the character portrayed by Miss Crews?  A middle-aged actress
> retired to private life, after years upon the stage.  A bird brain, utterly
> without mental processes, functioning entirely through the medium of the
> tawdry melodramas that have been her life."
>
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> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
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