[Ads-l] Antedating of "FUBAR"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 22 17:29:13 UTC 2023

FUBAR (OED 1944)

1943 Buffalo Evening News 9 Aug. 1 / 4 (Newspapers.com)  All sentinels are required to memorize 11 general orders, listed in the Soldiers' Handbook. After each order I will list the FUBAR (framed up beyond all recognition) version.

Fred Shapiro

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

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