[Ads-l] antedating of "old sweat"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 16 18:33:17 UTC 2022

"Brit. experienced soldier; veteran." OED: 1919

1900 *York Herald* (March 3) 12:

“A Song of a Very Old Sweat

They clothe us in a tunic - at least they call it that,

And a pair of pants wot’s made of Bristol cord [etc.]”

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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