[Ads-l] antedating "oomph"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 13 00:30:55 UTC 2022

"Energy, vitality."

OED has this from 1935. Warner Bros. named Ann Sheridan the "Oomph Girl" in

1930 Nick Grinde & Zelda Sears _The Divorcee_ (film): Come on, Dot! Put
more oomph into it!  [A dance.]


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

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