[Ads-l] Blue Peter, etc.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 16 07:53:51 EDT 2021


I haven't checked these with DARE:

1877 _N.Y. Daily Herald_ (Sept. 14) 15:

PROVINCIAL NOMENCLATURES [in northern Florida]

The negro's appellations for many things in nature are extremely amusing.
... The "coot" is a "Blue Peter;" the cormorant is the "nigger turkey," the
bittern is the "nigger boy."

Also mentioned are the familiar "cooter," "alligator cooter,"
"pecker-wood," and "'gator."

JL

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