[Ads-l] mysterious antedatings of "foo fighter"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 12 20:32:50 UTC 2023

OED: 1945

1939  _Tyler [Tex.] Morning Telegraph_ (July 15) 6: Standings in the Peewee
baseball league...Dead End Kids...Junior
Trojans...Wildcats...Dooflunkies...Foo Fighters.

1939 _Franklin [Ind.] Evening Star_ (Sept. 22) 4: Volley ball..."Black
Panthers," "Golden Panthers," "Foo Fighters," and "Sterling Flashes."

Weird typos?  Or just weird?

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