[Ads-l] shaggy-dog s.

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 2 23:11:32 UTC 2021

Thanks for your efforts, Stephen. The Quote Investigator website has a
germane article with citations beginning in 1906. Various list members
are acknowledged.

Shaggy Dog Story


On Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 8:24 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
> Not sure if this is an antedating, but it’s a long story.
> The Tomahawk of Alpha Sigma Phi [via hathitrust]. Founded at Yale; members included Reinhold Niebuhr.
> 1914, Feb. vol XI no 2  p. 89
> At our [Nu, Pacific Theological Seminary] banquets we still have the shaggy-dog story retained [….]
> 1915, Nov. vol. XIII no 1  p. 53-4
> [….] the banquet closed with “The Shaggy Dog Story” by Prof. Alfred Solomon, Instructor in French, Uni- [/] versity of California.
> Stephen Goranson
> http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/
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