[Ads-l] booty, 1938

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 30 09:37:12 UTC 2022

> Of interest because

I'm not particularly familiar with Lomax's note-taking style - fellow-Texan
though he be -
but he takes no particular notice of _booty_, as though he finds nothing
unusual about
the use of the word in this rather-specialized, extended meaning.

On Fri, Nov 25, 2022 at 10:29 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> Of interest because it's early and in white use.
> 1938 Alan Lomax "Mss., Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois"
> https://www.loc.gov/resource/afc2004004.ms070205/?sp=76&r=-0.381,0.818,1.941,0.887,0
> The people here have the pioneer candor. Potter, Delmas and the rest [of
> the lumbermen] loved their wives...because they were good partners in the
> bed and say so. Delmas, the old man, was terribly sentimental about his
> dead Indian wife, proud of...her ability to cook and her good booty.
> JL
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